Failure is what writers do.

Posted: May 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

Dublin Writers Festival Blog

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The Ballymun Booker with John Banville, Roddy Doyle & Anne Enright in Axis, Ballymun – Tuesday, 21st May 2013

When I finally found my way to the Axis in Ballymun, after an absurd wrong turn off the M50, I took my seat at 7pm and awaited the event that I was most looking forward to this week. The Director of the Axis, Mark O’Brien, was the first to appear on stage and said how delighted he was that the Dublin Writers Festival had spread across Dublin to hold an event there. He then introduced Dermot Bolger, who I actually hadn’t realised was chairing the event. *Note to self – read the programme more carefully in future.* Dermot Bolger took to the stage where he detailed the background of the Man Booker Prize and the history of Irish writers in it. He then introduced the three most recent Irish winners to do a…

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