Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival 2012

Key names on programme announced. Tickets available from July 20th

From http://www.mountainstosea.ie/
"British comic giant, Howard Jacobson, who won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question, will kick off this year's Mountains to Sea dlr book festival on Tuesday September 4th.

Other highlights in a stellar line-up will include UK novelist, Philippa Gregory, IMPAC winner Gerbrand Bakker and readings by superb writers such as Jonathan Dee, John Banville, Esther Freud, Daniel Woodrell, David Mitchell and Katie Fforde.

The poetry line-up includes legends such as Mark Doty, Paula Meehan, James Fenton, and a Transtromer tribute, while also including the Irish Times Award, and using some stunning new venues.

RTÉ Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany returns with its fantastically popular show, while Liam Carson will present Imram, the Irish readings extravaganza with special musical guests.

Aspiring writers can look forward to a series of Creative Writing Workshops with top tutors, and the family programme will include appearances by major authors such as Robert Muchamore, Marcus Sedgwick, Phlip Reeve, Derek Landy and Marita Conlon McKenna.Workshops with top tutors, and the children’s programme will include appearances by major authors such as Robert Muchamore, Marcus Sedgwick, Derek Landy and Marita Conlon McKenna."

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