One of Ireland’s best known writers, Dermot Bolger’s fourteen novels include The Journey Home,  Tanglewood, and The Lonely Sea and Sky, based on a famous wartime rescue by a tinty Wexford ship, the M V Kerlogue. His numerous plays include an adaption of Joyce’s Ulysses, staged by the Abbey Theatre, who stage his new play, Last Orders at the Dockside this autumn.  His poetry collections include The Venice Suite: A Voyage Through Loss. He writes for all the Irish national newspapers and was named Commentator of the Year at the 2012 Irish Newspaper awards.

See the interview with Dermot Bolger at this year’s festival on Sunday 29th September at 11.30am.