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Sian Smyth

Sian Smyth founded the Dalkey Book Festival in 2010. In the past eight years, she’s hosted Nobel, Oscar, Booker, Pulitzer, Costa and Tony winners at this dynamic literary festival which has become one of the biggest cultural events in Ireland. The festival is a mixture of books, ideas, film, debates, history, music, comedy, poetry, politics and world affairs. Guests have included Senator Bernie Sanders, Brian Eno, Yanis Varoufakis, Malcolm Gladwell, Amos Oz, Bob Geldof, Elif Shafak, Marlon James, Billy Bragg, Salman Rushdie and Edna O’Brien.

Festival Directors’ Roundtable
27th January, Saturday 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Jaipur BookMark Haveli
Alexandra Büchler, Ameena Saiyid, Cathy McCullough, Chandra Prakash Tiwari, Cherilyn Parsons, David McWilliams, Geoffrey Taylor, Janhavi Prasada, Kanak Chauhan, Kathryn Baird, K. Sreenivasarao, Maina Bhagat, Meenakshi Alimchandani, Mita Kapur, Namita Gokhale, Oliver Moystad, Prashant Kashyap, Ravi Deecee, Sanaz Fotouhi, Shyam Parikh, Sian Smyth and Ulrich Schreiber moderated by Sanjoy K. Roy

Festival Directors’ Roundtable
27th January, Saturday 12:30pm -1:30pm Jaipur BookMark Haveli
Alexandra Büchler, Ameena Saiyid, Cathy McCullough, Chandra Prakash Tiwari, Cherilyn Parsons, David McWilliams, Geoffrey Taylor, Janhavi Prasada, Kanak Chauhan, Kathryn Baird, K. Sreenivasarao, Maina Bhagat, Meenakshi Alimchandani, Mita Kapur, Namita Gokhale, Oliver Moystad, Prashant Kashyap, Ravi Deecee, Sanaz Fotouhi, Shyam Parikh, Sian Smyth, Ulrich Schreiber and Smita Parikh moderated by Sanjoy K. Roy

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