The 2013 Franco-Irish Literary Festival


For its fourteenth year, the Franco-Irish Literary Festival is opening its doors to lovers of literature, in the cultural capital and UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin.

Under the seal of the Irish presidency of the European Union, the 2013 festival is celebrating the cultural links uniting the nations of Europe: writers from all walks of life (from Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Northern Ireland and Romania), will do us the honour of taking part alongside many French and Irish authors.

This year, our shared theme is Love & Hurt: it will allow us to grasp what it is to be human separate from the underlying wound, to sound out lovers, the wounded man or woman, the animal in pain, through literature, as remedy and poison, as instrument of one desiring to cure evil with the pain-inflicting lance.

The Festival is jointly organised by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Ireland and the Alliance Française Dublin.

We are delighted that Mr. Eamon Gilmore TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, and Ambassador of France Emmanuelle d’Achon will officially open the Festival on Friday 19 April 2013 at 2pm at the National Library of Ireland, 7-8 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. All welcome

Writers attending the Festival:


Dermot Bolger
Christine Dwyer Hickey
Mia Gallagher
Anne Haverty
Dermot Healy
Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh


Bernard du Boucheron
Marie Darrieussecq
Kéthévane Davrichewy
Patrick Deville
Philippe Djian
Hélène Frappat
Gilles Leroy
Gilles Ortlieb


Grégoire Polet(Belgium), Jáchym Topol (Czech Republic), Judith Hermann (Germany), David Park (Northern Ireland), Cecilia Ştefănescu (Romania.

The Franco-Irish Literary Festival
19, 20, 21 April 2013
at the National Library of Ireland (on 19, 20 April) and at the Alliance Française Dublin (on 21 April
ADMISSION FREE to all festival events
Full programme available at:
Info 01 708 8308 - scac[at]


Published on 12/04/2013

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