Dublin Writers Festival programme
The DWF (what? I’m not writing the whole thing out again) line up has been announced, with Seamus Heaney (surprise!) headlining. Others on the list are Zoë Heller (I interviewed her last year on the publication of her latest book, The Believers and can bet she’ll be entertaining, whatever your feelings about her work) , Geoff Dyer (everyone’s talking about him of late. John Self has a great interview here and you can read James Wood’s review of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi here), and Steve Toltz, whose Booker shortlisted book A Fraction of the Whole was described by our own Claire Kilroy as “The funniest novel of 2008″. More information on the rest here - so who’s going to what, and why?