Dingle Lit Festival To Take Place Online Later This Month

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THERE’LL be lockdown solace for literature lovers this month, as a festival out west makes a welcome return.

Dingle’s newest festival, Dingle Lit, will bring the spotlight back onto the West Kerry town from November 20-22, welcoming authors, poets and publishers to the ambitious interactive virtual festival.

The second ever festival, Dingle Lit has grown in stature and this year boasts a programme that the most established literary festivals would be proud of.

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The distinguished line-up features actor Gabriel Byrne and his forthcoming memoir Walking with Ghosts as well as New York Times bestseller Brit Bennett and her novel exploring race and identity The Vanishing Half.

In a politically timely event, Peter Geoghegan will discuss Democracy for Sale with the massively regarded, Pulitzer Prize winning historian Anne Applebaum.

Nigerian author Abi Daré will be interviewed on her harrowing yet triumphant novel, The Girl with the Louding Voice, while Sarah Moss will discuss her darkly comic novel, Summerwater.

Caelainn Hogan talks to the survivors of brutality of women in her book Republic of Shame,while Mark O’Connell will tell us how to survive ‘the end’, in discussing Notes from an Apocalypse.

Dingle Lit celebrates a host of Irish authors including Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Mary Kennedy, John Creedon, Mary O’Donnell, Sara Baume and Professor Luke O’Neill.

A little sparkle and merriment will include cocktail-making with the Peaky Blinders Cocktail Book and cookery with Michelin-starred chef JP McMahon and his book, The Irish Cookbook. To pre-register for events and for full festival line up, see www.dinglelit.ie

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