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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.

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