International Literature Festival Dublin is back for 10 days this May, celebrating the contemporary experience, the Here & Now, with a truly international line-up.
Discover over 120 authors and artists from 26 countries around the world with a rich menu of live online talks, readings, performances, self-guided audio walks, podcasts and so much more.
Literature helps us make sense of ourselves and our surroundings. The reinvigoration of interest in reading during the last year illustrates just how much people love and need stories and the world of the imagination. ILFDublin are delighted to offer a diverse, sign of the times programme bringing stories, workshops, poetry and debate to new audiences of all ages.
ILFDublin 2021 will open on 20 May with the announcement of the 2021 winner of the DUBLIN Literary Award. From there, dive in and discover this year’s programme under four exciting programming strands: WriteNow, StoryMachine, Boundless and Advance.
Discover something for all ages, from cutting edge new voices, translated authors, and household names. Explore the full programme here.
On an island of storytellers and in a city where books are treasured, International Literature Festival Dublin is Ireland’s leading literary event. Since 1998, we have brought the world’s finest writers together to enthrall, engage and excite audiences. Stories help us make sense of the world. They help us understand each other. That’s why ILFDublin is represented by a seahorse: an icon we created in tribute to the hippocampus. Did you know this mythical sea-monster, crucial to memories and learning, can be found in Dublin? Have a look at the lamps on Grattan Bridge… At ILFDublin, celebrating writers and readers is how we tell our story.
ILFDublin is a programme of the City Arts Office, part of the Culture, Recreation & Economic Services Department of Dublin City Council (Chief Executive Owen P. Keegan, Assistant Chief Executive Richard Shakespeare). The work of the Arts Office is made possible by the support of the Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu and the members of Dublin City Council.