The theme for Dublin Writers Festival 2013 is ‘Ireland’s place in Europe’. A key strand takes inspiration from the work of the Irish essayist Hubert Marshal Butler who wrote widely on Europe yet much of his work came out of a deep study of and commitment to his own land. The Balkan area was of life-long interest to Butler: its complexity echoed Irish politics for him. John Banville, Chris Agee and Roy Foster will participate at the festival. Newly commissioned work will be published in response to the underlying themes.
20-26 May 2013
Dublin City Council