Yanis Varoufakis and Arundhati Roy at International Literature Festival Dublin

The International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFDublin) returns this weekend, running from Saturday, May 20th, to Monday 29th and featuring more than 60 events in about 20 venues.

Highlights include events with Yanis Varoufakis , Sally Rooney, Michael Longley and Arundhati Roy.

Garrett Carr and Pat McCabe join forces for Borderlands to explore Ireland’s 300-mile border. The main event of the children’s programme is Lemuel Gulliver, Adventurer Extraordinaire, a celebration of the 350th anniversary of Gulliver’s Travels in the form of a musical comedy with Dave Rudden and Jerry Fish. On Sunday, May 21st, Eileen Battersby interviews Slovenian author Dušan Šarotar and on Tuesday, May 23rd, I speak to Palestine’s leading writer, Raja Shehadeh.

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Leitrim booking

I will be recommending and discussing my favourite books at The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, at 2pm today as well as offering as behind-the-scenes look at how these book review pages are put together. The event is part of a series organised by local bookshop, The Reading Room.

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History hedge school

The History Ireland Hedge School will discuss Ireland and the United States from 1917 to Trump at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin, on May 23rd at 7pm.

Sabotage successes

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