All Events

There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.


After Dark

Tuesday 15 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

A night of unsettling stories and music – when the thrills become terrifying, dark, brooding shadows grow and our dreams become nightmares. Come hear two of Argentina’s most exciting new writers, Mariana Enriquez, author of the gothic Things We Lost...

Karl Geary & Samanta Schweblin

Deeply Unsettling Secrets

Wednesday 16 August 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Actor, screenwriter and now debut novelist Karl Geary presents Montpelier Parade, a Dublin-set cinematic sweep of a story about a love affair, filled with longing, grief, hope and the things that remain unsaid. Secrets also pervade Man Booker...