Liberties Press at Dublin Book Festival


Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most vibrant book festivals, and Liberties Press are delighted to be participating in the illustrious line-up this year. Running from 13th – 16th November in Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, the festival is a four days literary smorgasbord of 50 readings, interviews, debates, book launches and workshops for adults, children and schools.

Liberties Press is proud to be part of the Festival with several of our authors presenting their recent books. Read on for more details!



Lunchtime Readings: Jan Carson, Tony Macaulay, Martine Madden, Daniel Zuchowski In Conversationwith Evelyn O’Rourke Music by Hannah McPhillmy



Friday 14 November, from 12.15pm – 1.00pm

Jan Carson will be reading from her debut novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears alongside fellow authors Martine Madden with Anyush,  Tony Macaulay with All Growed Up and Daniel Zuchowski with The New Dubliners. Come and listen to the authors give life to their unique worlds they have created. Chaired by Evelyn O’Rourke, RTÉ reporter and presenter. Music by the excellent Hannah McPhillimy, singer and multi-instrumentalist.







RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena Live Show  Rob Doyle, Daniel Seery, Dimitra Xidous In Conversation with Seán Rocks. Music by Hannah McPhillimy and Hilary Woods

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Friday 14 November, from 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Join Seán Rocks of RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena for a live broadcast as he leads an evening of lively music, readings and conversation with some of today’s most engaging new songwriters, authors and poets. Liberties Press author Daniel Seery is reading from his debut novel A Model Partner released in 2014, alongside Rob Doyle and his novel Here Are the Young Men. Poet Dimitra Xidous completes the trio, reading from her poetry collection Keeping Bees. Author and illustrator Annie West will also be discussing her book, Yeats in Love. Music will be performed by Hannah McPhillimy and Hilary Woods. Doors close at 6.50pm, make sure to get there early!






Sister Caravaggio Peter Cunningham, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Cormac Millar, Mary O’Donnell, PeterSheridan In Conversation with Tony Clayton-Lea


Sunday 16 November, from 3.30pm – 4.30pm (this event is free)

" Sister Caravaggio delivers bang for your buck...there's a lot of fun packed into it"

Join Tony Clayton-Lea; acclaimed journalist and broadcaster, as he chairs a discussion with five of the novel's contributors: Peter Cunningham, award-winning novelist and columnist; Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, award-winning novelist, short-story writer and playwright, Cormac Millar, crime writer, literary translator and academic writer; Mary O’Donnell, author of 11 books, both poetry and fiction, and Peter Sheridan, acclaimed novelist, playwright, screenwriter and director.


Go to to book your ticket, and for more more information on the aforementioned books, click on the following links! Daniel Seery's A Model Partner, Jan Carson's Malcolm Orange Disappears  and Sister Caravaggio, edited by Peter Cunningham.