Dubliners: One City, One Book

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Actor reading Dubliners outside the Mansion HouseDublin: One City, One Book is a Dublin City Council initiative, led by the city's library service, which encourages everyone to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April each year. This year the chosen book is 'Dubliners' by James Joyce. So get reading quickly!

'Dubliners' is Joyce at his most direct and his most accessible. Any reader may pick it up and enjoy these fifteen stories about the lives, loves, small triumphs and great failures of its ordinary citizens without the trepidation that might be felt on opening, for example, 'Ulysses'.

There are also a large number of associated events taking place throughout the city during April, so we would encourage you to visit the Dublin: One City, One Book website to keep in the know as to what's happening and maybe discover a thing or two you might like to attend. Something like, for example, the Celebrating Dubliners evening of music and literature in the National Concert Hall on Friday 13th (not superstitious here!), or a reading from Dubliners ('A Little Cloud') on 14th April in the Old Jameson Distillery. And so much more besides, check the full programme of events! And, if you like, you can also take part in some of the discussions taking place  on the website.

See also Dublin: One City, One Book on Facebook and Twitter (hashtag #1city1book).

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