and who, indeed that has once seen Edinburgh, with its couchant crag-lion, but must see it again in dreams, waking or sleeping?

Charlotte Bronte

Dublin named UNESCO City of Literature

Date Posted:

(26 July 2010)

Dublin has just been named as the fourth city to join UNESCO’s Cities of Literature programme, joining founding city Edinburgh as part of the wider Creative Cities Network.

Congratulations to a wonderful literary city – the home of the Book of Kells, celebrator of Bloomsday and proud to be linked with not one or two, not even three, but four winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Explore the Irish capital and get some fast facts about literary Dublin – visit our Dublin City of Literature pages. While you’re there, you can also find out more about Melbourne and Iowa City, the other members of our growing Cities of Literature network.

Edinburgh is delighted to welcome Dublin into the international network of UNESCO Cities of Literature. We are excited by the opportunities for working together to celebrate our literary cities, and greatly look forward to a strong working relationship sharing our ideas, plans and projects. Together with Melbourne and Iowa City, may we congratulate Dublin on achieving UNESCO City of Literature status.

Ali Bowden, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust