22 – 28 October


What We’ll Build with Oliver Jeffers

Sunday, 25 Oct

“We are all just stories that we’ve been told.” Oliver Jeffers

We’re delighted to welcome world-renowned picture-book maker Oliver Jeffers back to ILFDublin to share his exquisite new book What We’ll Build: Plans for our Future Together. Created for his baby daughter, it is the perfect companion to his 2017 million-copy bestseller, Here We Are, inspired by the birth of his son. What We’ll Build tells the enchanting story of a father and a daughter who set about laying the foundations for their life together, building memories to cherish, a home to keep them safe, and love to keep them warm. Beautifully detailed, and created with his trademark wit and intelligence, it is a wonderful story about a parent’s boundless love, life’s endless opportunities and challenges, and the tools needed to build a future.

Belfast-born and NY-based, Oliver's practice as an artist and storyteller is shot through with curiosity and humour. His critically-acclaimed books have been translated into over forty-five languages and sold over 14 million copies worldwide. He has been the recipient of some of children’s books highest accolades, including the Nestlé Gold Medal and an Irish Picture Book of the Year award. In addition to dips into animation and film, his fascinating side projects include collaborations with U2 and John Boyne.

The Gutter Bookshop is sad they can’t be at the festival in person this year but you can browse (and purchase!) books by the featured authors at the special ILFDublin festival shop - CLICK HERE. And remember that there’s no postage to pay in Ireland if you spend over €30 or if you choose to collect your books from either of our bookshops. Just choose the ‘Free Shipping’ or ‘Click & Collect’ options at checkout!