One City One Book

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Dublin City Council is pleased to announce that Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey is the Dublin One City One Book choice for 2020, following a very successful campaign with The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O’Brien in April 2019.

Dublin One City One Book aims to encourage everyone in Dublin to read a designated book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year. This annual project is a Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Libraries and encourages reading for pleasure through a myriad of free public events throughout the month, held in libraries, galleries, theatres and museums. Tatty will be available to borrow from all public libraries nationwide.

A full programme of events will be announced in March 2020.

Speaking about the selected book, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Paul McAuliffe said, “I look forward to seeing copies of Tatty in all our city libraries and book shop windows next April and I hope the number of people engaging with Dublin One City One Book continues to grow. There’s no excuse with so many free events and opportunities to pick up the book. This is the ultimate book club and the entire city is welcome to join. Let’s get reading, Dublin! ”

Author Christine Dwyer Hickey said, "I’m absolutely delighted. Tatty is a novel that is connected to the city of Dublin in so many ways – it’s an honour to have it chosen as Dublin One City One Book for 2020.”

Mairead Owens, Dublin City Librarian added, “Tatty is a book about a Dublin childhood, but it is also utterly universal in its themes and will appeal to anyone in our city who picks it up during our festival month next April. We work hard to choose the right book every year and we’ve struck gold with this exquisite story, so expertly woven by Christine Dwyer Hickey, one of Dublin’s finest authors.”