Saturday 25 April
Castle Hall, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
10.30 Welcome
The Theft of the Irish Crown Jewels
by Christiaan Feehan
The Usual Suspects
A chacun son role
Coirp, coirpigh agus amhras

Moderator: Jean-Michel Picard
With: Jean-Bernard Pouy, Cormac
Millar and Stuart Neville


The Queens of Crime
Les Dames du polar
Banríona na bleachtaireachta

Moderator: Julie Rodgers
With: Sinéad Crowley, Hervé Le Corre and Chantal Pelletier


Crime Fiction on the Big Screen
Le Polar à l’écran
Bleachtaireacht-sraitheanna agus scannáin

Moderator: Sinéad Mac Aodha
With: Sinéad Crowley, Sam Millar, Jean-
Bernard Pouy
and Patrick Raynal


Face to face
Moderator: Jean-Philippe Imbert
With: John Banville and Didier Daeninckx


The Clarity of Knives”: A poetry performance
With: Maighréad Medbh
Introduced by Dominique Le Meur


The Hennessy Literary Awards

Introduced by this year’s judge Martina Devlin
With: Brendan McLoughlin
New Writer of the Year at the 43rd Hennessy Literary Award
Sunday 26 April
Alliance Française 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
11.00 1.00pm Literary Brunch: Perfect Murder
Une mystérieuse affaire de style
Cúrsaí stíle ar aghaidh na bpiléar

Moderator: Dominique Le Meur
With: Jérôme Leroy, Chantal Pelletier and
Stuart Neville
Info All events open to the public.
Admission free.
First come, first served!
To avoid disappointment, we advise people
to come early.

Simultaneous interpreting in English and

Please note that books by the participating
writers will be on sale at International Books,
18 South Frederick St, Dublin 2, and will also be available for sale at Dublin Castle, Castle Hall
during the festival.

This programme is subject to change.
Broadcast on YouTube and possibly elsewhere


Pre-festival special event:


Friday 24 April

IMC Screen, D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

7pm As a prelude to the Franco-Irish Literary Festival, the
Alliance Française and the French Embassy invite you to attend a free screening of the documentary Balade Irlandaise (2014) directed by François Busnel.
François Busnel travelled far and wide throughout the
country and also discovered Ireland through his many encounters with Irish writers.
The film will be introduced by Philippe Milloux, Director
of the Alliance Française, François Busnel, conceptor
and producer of the project, and Adrien Soland, director
of the documentary.
It will be followed by a Q&A led by Jean-Philippe Imbert.

Admission free
but by reservation only (RSVP)
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