British Council Ireland invites you to join us in Temple Bar's Meeting House Square, to hear acclaimed UK author David Nicholls read passages from some of his best-loved work. You can also hear readings from other countries in other venues, all part of Words on the Street - European Literature Night, which is taking place across Europe.
In Dublin you will get the chance to sample outstanding contemporary European literature read in English by 11 Irish celebrities and UK author David Nicholls in unusual venues around the Temple Bar area on the evening of Wednesday 18th May. In addition to David Nicholls, readers include Louise McSharry, Phelim Drew, Ger Ryan, Owen Roe, Sharon Ní Bheoláin, Cormac Battle, Steve Wall, Elaine Crowley, Ruth Scott, Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Pat Kenny.
The first reading at each venue is at 6:30pm and each reading is repeated every 30 minutes, allowing you time to wander from venue to venue, grab a drink en route and generally enjoy a spring evening in Dublin. The final reading is at 8:30pm.
The full programme with map is available at the bottom of this page and from Dublin libraries, Fáilte Ireland tourist offices, venues and at www.dublincityofliterature.ie
David Nicholls' Biography
Galaxy Book Award-winner (One Day), Richard & Judy bestseller (Starter for Ten), BAFTA Award nominee (Great Expectations) and now Man Booker Longlisted (Us) author David Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing.
As well as his multimillion-copy bestselling novels Starter for Ten, The Understudy and One Day, David is a scriptwriter whose credits include the TV series Cold Feet, Rescue Me, I Saw You, the TV movies The 7:39 and Aftersun, and screenplays for Far From the Madding Crowd, Great Expectations, Tess of the D'Urbervilles and When Did You Last See Your Father? He has also written the screenplays for the film adaptations of his own novels, Starter for Ten (2006) which starred James McAvoy, One Day (2010), starring Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway, and the forthcoming The Understudy (release tbc).
A Dublin UNESCO City of Literature project in partnership with Alliance Française, British Council, Goethe Institut, Instituto Cervantes, Italian Institute of Culture, embassies of Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania and the Romanian Cultural Institute.