Source : Times of India
International Literature Festival Dublin was founded in 1998 and is Ireland’s premier literary event and usually gathers some of the finest writers in the world to “debate, provoke, delight and enthral”. This year among this star-studded literary event, Neil Gaiman and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie are just two of the names.
“International perspectives are at the heart of what this festival is about and it’s a great thrill to bring major international names like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Michael Rosen and Michael Ondaatje to Dublin and to hear what inspires them as writers and creators,” the festival’s programme director, Martin Colthorpe, said to the Irish Times.
The festival will have many discussions and celebrations by authors from all over the world.
My Name is Leon author Kit de Waal will be discussing her book The Trick to Time which was longlisted for Women’s Prize for Fiction
William Trevor will celebrate the publication of his final book Last Stories, with fellow writers including John Banville, Yiyun Li and Roy Foster.
The winner of the Wellcome Prize, Suzanne O’Sullivan, who is a leading neurologist in the UK will be speaking on her new book, Brainstorm: Detective Stories from the World of Neurology
Other authors speaking include Ruby Wax, Rachel Kushner, Maggie O’Farrell, Rachel Cusk, Liz Nugent.
Even authors who write in other languages will be in attendance, Spanish writer Javier Cercas from Barcelona and French novelist Mathias Énard will be there.