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Dublin UNESCO City of Literature

Dublin is the fourth UNESCO City of Literature, one of 20 UNESCO Cities of Literature worldwide.

With four Nobel prize winners (Yeats, Beckett, Shaw and Heaney), a brace of universities of global distinction in Trinity and UCD, over half a dozen books festivals, the internationally prestigious Dublin Literary Award and a world class new city library in the planning, it is without doubt that Ireland’s capital has words in its blood.

The Literature designation is one of seven designations within the Creative Cities Network.

The Office is advised by a Management Group and a wider Steering Group .

The work of the office is guided by a Strategic Plan

Dublin was appointed a UNESCO City of Literature following a detailed application, the bid document is available here.