Dalkey Book Festival kicks off

The 2019 Dalkey Book Festival is well and truly underway, and the weather is unlikely to dampen the spirits of book enthusiasts who will flock to the festival for what promises to be a thrilling literary weekend.
Dalkey Island

The Dalkey Book Festival kicked off on Thursday 13 June and will run for four days. Presented by Zurich, this year’s Dalkey Book Festival promises another stellar line-up of multi award winning authors who are certain to appeal to all festival-goers. 

Once again this year, the Dalkey Book Festival will brings together some of the greatest authors, innovators, thinkers and agitators from across the globe to Dalkey. This year’s events will see a Golden Globe award nominee, Pulitzer prize winners and an Emmy award winner take to the stage at various venues in Dalkey. The festival has a strong reputation of hosting a feast of conversations and performances, and this year will be no different with over 96 speakers in 70 events, all taking place in in the picturesque seaside town. 

Experts from countries all over the world including Iran, Canada, The United States, India, Afghanistan, Israel, South Korea, Switzerland, Italy and the UK will discuss global issues of the day such as Putin and how much we know about Russia, how the very soon to be 300 million Chinese millennials think, the new Cold War and much more!

About: About: Dalkey Book Festival

The Dalkey Book Festival, presented by Zurich, was set up by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams in 2010 and takes place in Dalkey every year. The festival hosts an impressive selection of internationally renowned writers and speakers.

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