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Limerick Literary Festival Happening Next Month

Limerick Literary Festival will celebrate its 35th edition this year from February 22-24.

Formerly known as the Kate O’Brien Weekend, the event honours the life and works of the Limerick author, while attracting prominent participants from all over the world. The festival also seeks to promote Limerick nationally as a place of literary excellence and to provide a platform where readers can meet their favourite authors and other fans.

2019’s packed programme includes talks, interviews, panel discussions, poetry, an award winning play, a debut book award, and a music recital. One particular highlight is the guest appearance of internationally renowned American writer Richard Ford whose novel Wildlife was recently adapted for screen by Paul Dano, starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. The author will take part in a discussion with Irish writer Niall Mac Monagle on February 24 at The Lime Tree Theatre.

Other notable guests include journalist Lara Marlowe, who will open the Festival in the Hunt Museum on Friday February 22, French writer and director Philippe Claudel, celebrated essayist Emilie Pine, renowned biographer Lyndall Gordon and bestselling authors David Park, Louise O’Neill and Liz Nugent. The latter will be in conversation with Riverdance composer Bill Whelan.

For more details on the Limerick Literary Festival’s full programme also including poetry, theatre and music events and an award-ceremony, visit its site here.

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