We cannot promise Nobel laureates, as in 1988, but major names such as John Irving, Michael Parkinson, Tom Holland, Sophie Hannah and Nell Zink will be there alongside the cream of home talent, including Paul Muldoon, Ciaran Carson, Kevin Barry, Neil Jordan, Donal Ryan and Nuala O’Connor. The families and schools programme features Patrick Ness, Cathy Cassidy, Louise O’Neill, Holly Webb and Philip Ardagh.
This year families and young readers will have the chance to meet some of their favourite authors with shows from creator of The Grunts Philip Ardagh, Nick Arnold’s Horrible Science and Gruffalo creator Axel Scheffler.
There's something about quirky, interesting facts. It just feels good to share them. And who better to provide a new printed bazaar of bizarre than Philip Ardagh?