Postponement of ILFDublin 2020 - Updated 23.03.2020

At ILFDublin, the safety of our audiences, festival guests, staff and volunteers is of paramount importance. In respect of recent developments regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to postpone this year’s festival.

We look forward to working with our stakeholders and festival partners to present a reimagined version of the festival in Autumn 2020 and will share programme details in the coming months.

In the interim period we will be sharing our archive content, and championing and recommending new books online. Writers and their imaginations have never felt more valuable than they do today.

Date With An Agent 2020 will now take place at a later date and the deadline for submissions has been extended. We are working to reschedule previously announced events and all ticket-holders will be contacted separately.

At this time, we would like to extend our gratitude to all of those working to protect the vulnerable in our society and we wish for a speedy resolution to the pandemic.

'If we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere.' - Seamus Heaney

You can find the latest HSE Covid-19 advice here.