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Bailey's LogoMcBride Adds Women's Prize To Collection

Eimear McBride has added the Bailey's Women's Prize to the accolades for her debut novel A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing. The book has already received the Goldsmiths and Kerry Group prizes and is in contention for the Desmond Elliott prize.

» Women's Prize

Upcoming Events

  • Noir by Noir West jacket imageGalway Culture Night

    Dubray Books, 4 Shop Street, Galway
    Friday 19th September at 7.00pm

    Join us for a reading from Noir by Noir West, a collection of dark fiction based in the West of Ireland from some of the country’s most gifted writers. We are delighted to welcome local authors Aideen Henry, Alan Caden & Órfhlaith Foyle, who will read from their own stories in this chilling anthology.

    The acclaimed poet Martin Dyar will read from Maiden Names, his debut collection which was recently shortlisted for the Shine/Strong Poetry Award 2014. This collection has been described by the poet Bernard O'Donoghue as 'a thrilling new development in Irish poetry'.

  • Michael HardingMichael Harding Book Signing

    Dubray Books Grafton Street
    Saturday 20th September at 12noon

    Come and meet playwright and novelist Michael Harding as he signs copies of his new memoir Hanging with the Elephant in our Grafton St branch. The first volume, Staring at Lakes, was a phenomenal bestseller - spending over eight months in the Top 10 and was voted Irish Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in 2013.

  • Julia DonaldsonDubray Books Present...Julia Donaldson and Friends

    A sing-along storytelling event with book signing

    Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
    Monday 22nd September at 10:30am.
    Doors open 10am.

    Tickets: €6 (price includes a copy of What the Ladybird Heard or Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson)
    To Book: Tel. 01 2312929 or see

    Join Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, and her guitar-wielding husband Malcolm for an amazing hour of storytelling and sing-along. Bring your best singing voices and prepare to join in the fun as we go on an adventure to find to cure for Dragon Pox, discover why Jack’s granny packed 3 spotty hankies and listen to exactly what the Ladybird heard!

  • Joseph O'NeillJoseph O'Neill in Conversation

    Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
    Wednesday 24th September at 8:00pm.

    Tickets: €10/8. To book: tel. 01 2312929 or see

    Following the enormous success of Netherland, Joseph O'Neill returns with a new novel, The Dog. Already longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, The Dog takes a tough, satirical look at modern life, from the vantage point of the glittering towers and wealth of Dubai. See Joseph in conversation with RTE's Sinead Gleeson at the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire.

  • Dublin Festival of History

    The Dublin Festival of History has announced two headline speakers - Alison Weir and Hew Strachan. Alison Weir, well-known for her historical work on the Tudors, also writes historical fiction and will discuss her latest novel, The Marriage Game, set in the court of the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth. Hew Strachan will appear in conversation with John Horne of Trinity College Dublin as part of a series of festival events marking the centenary of the First World War. The festival will take place in the Printworks at Dublin Castle from the 26th-28th of September, with the full lineup of speakers and events to be published in mid-August.

    » Dublin Festival of History

  • Francis BrennanFrancis Brennan Book Signing

    Dubray Books, Shop Street Galway
    Saturday 11th October – time to be confirmed

    Hotelier Francis Brennan rose to fame when he starred in RTÉ’s At Your Service and he is now synonymous with style and the perfect finishing touches. His new book, It's The Little Things is full of fun, personal memories as he shows us how it’s the little things in life that count the most and how they have contributed to his successful career and happy life.

  • Down the Crooked Road jacket imageMary Black Book Signing

    Dubray Books Grafton Street
    Saturday 18th October, 12 noon.

    One of Ireland's most popular singers, Mary Black has taken some time away from her prolific touring and recording schedule to write an autobiography. Down The Crooked Road tells the story from Mary's earliest days, born into a musical family, learning to sing in her childhood, and making her first appearances in the pubs of Dublin. She also reflects on the challenges of balancing career and family life as she rose to international stardom. Mary will be signing copies of her book in our Grafton Street shop on October 18th.

  • Ian McEwanIan McEwan in Conversation

    Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
    Sunday 19th October at 8:00pm.

    Tickets: €10/8. To book: tel. 01 2312929 or see

    Internationally-acclaimed author Ian McEwan will discuss his new, Booker Prize-nominated novel The Children Act, in conversation with Declan Hughes. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of the world’s finest writers.

  • Michael PalinMichael Palin Book Signing

    Dubray Books Grafton St
    Saturday 6th December at 11am

    A regular (and very popular) guest at Dubray Books, renowned travel writer, television presenter, and member of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Michael Palin will be signing copies of his latest book, Travelling To Work. The third volume of his diaries, Travelling to Work covers the years from 1988 to 1998, including film success with A Fish Called Wanda and his brilliant performance as a schoolteacher in Alan Bleasdale's tv series, GBH. A prefect Christmas present for the Palin fan in your life.