20 – 29 May


Festival News


Arundhati Roy Competition

Friday, 02 Jun

Twenty years after winning the Booker Prize for her debut novel The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy returns with a brand new novel. We're delighted to welcome her to The RDS on Sun 11 June at 3.30pm to celebrate

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Yanis Varoufakis Competition

Wednesday, 24 May

After a sold out show in 2016, Yanis Varoufakis returns to ILFDublin to discuss his new book Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment. To celebrate, we're giving away two pairs of tickets to

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Inua Ellams at ILFDublin 2017

Tuesday, 16 May

We're thrilled to welcome poet, playwright and all-round polymath Inua Ellams to ILFDublin as our artist-in-residence for the 2017 festival. On Sat 20th May, Inua invites you to An Evening with an Immigrant at The Complex at 8pm.

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Stories from the City Events at ILFDublin 2017

Tuesday, 16 May

Back in February, we made an open call for a new initiative, Stories from the City, inviting members of the public to propose ideas for events at ILFDublin 2017. We're delighted to confirm eight fantastic events happening throughout the festival.

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Children’s Events at ILFDublin 2017

Thursday, 11 May

Ed Vere & Grumpy Frog Sat 20th May, 11am, The Hugh Lane Gallery Twit Twoo School with Lydia Monks Sat 20th May, 2.30pm, The Hugh Lane Gallery Tom Angleberger Mon 22nd May, 11am, Holy Child National School Children's Book

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Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog Competition

Tuesday, 02 May

Werner Herzog's appearance at the National Concert Hall on Sunday 21st May, as part of International Literature Festival Dublin, is now completely sold out. However, we have two tickets to give away to a lucky winner. Details of how

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