Mountains to Sea Literary Festival | Sept 7th – 12th | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

The Mountains to Sea Literary Festival takes place all this week (7th to 12th Sept) in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. A full schedule of events can be found here, where you can also download an event brochure. The official site for the Mountains to Sea Literary Festival features further details and news.

For the 2010 Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival, the organisers were deeply conscious of the need to raise our game by expanding the programme and the range of events on offer. We hope we’ve managed to achieve that but we’ll let you decide. Among the authors appearing will be no less than four former Booker Prize-winners (five, if you count the late JG Farrell who is honoured in a special appreciation event). Fans of crime fiction, sport and politics are also catered for while the children’s programme is vastly expanded with a Children’s Author Lunch among the highlights. Leviathan Political Cabaret and the DLR Literary Tour return and to deliver The Beckett Address we are pleased to welcome one of Ireland’s finest actors and directors, Alan Stanford. We are also delighted to be hosting a very special edition of RTE’s Sunday Miscellany Live. Also appearing will be Kate Atkinson, Joseph O’Connor, DBC Pierre, Jonathan Coe, Jennifer Johnston, former Taoiseach Garrett Fitzgerald, Waterstone’s founder Tim Waterstone and the great Australian novelist, Alex Miller.

The Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival enjoyed a fantastic debut last year thanks to the support and enthusiasm of local book-lovers and, thankfully, not a few first-time visitors to Dun Laoghaire. One writer praised our first effort as a festival “of international standard, with a great local tilt” which was gratifying to hear. On a glorious weekend, the Festival welcomed over 5000 guests who revelled in near-Mediterranean sunshine while strolling from venue to venue. Note to the weather-gods – more of the same please! Sunshine or not, we urge you to come out and support your local book festival.
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