The Dublin Book Festival gets underway in the city tonight with a wide range of events spread across a host of venues from Smock Alley Theatre to the National Library and the Green Street Courthouse.

It runs throughout the weekend across 13 main venues and hundreds of individual events.

John Boyne, Ann Enright, Emilie pine and Sally Rooney are among the almost 100 best selling writers that will be appearing in a wide variety of discussions and signings.

The business of books and publishing will be bright in the spotlight as well with a Business Clinic backed by Dublin City Council’s Local Enterprise Office at Smock Alley at 9 AM tomorrow morning.

This will be followed by ‘The Business of Books’ a trade day organised by Publishing Ireland at the same venue from 10 AM to 4 PM.

It will “explore the challenges of creating a coherent – and pro table – publishing brand, together with the changes in the Irish Consumer Market over the past 10 years.”

It will also look beyond publishing to examine how the wider Irish media landscape is adapting to the digital age.

The Festival is well supported with state and commercial backing, an important part in being able to put on such an extensive programme.

RTÉ, Dublin City Council, Dublin Bus, the Arts Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht are all on board with Minister Josepha Madigan writing in the programme that “The Dublin Book Festival is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Ireland’s native literary industry; better yet, it is a chance to nd books to enjoy during the winter and new friends to talk to about them. In this way, literature continues to bring us together, even in the dark and cold of winter; and, with the help of events like the Dublin Book Festival, I trust it always will.”

Download the full programme of events here.

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