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Zurich is delighted to be the title sponsors of the four day Zurich Dalkey Book Festival in Ireland. Known as the “best little festival in the world”, it has become a landmark event in the literary and arts calendar in the country since its beginnings in 2010. The annual event attracts thousands of people from all over the world to the pretty seaside town in South Dublin.

It was set up by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams in 2010. Since then the festival has hosted internationally renowned writers, including Booker Prize winners, a Nobel Laureate, Impac winners, Oscar winners and Tony award nominees.

Dalkey, "the most beautiful little seaside town on earth", has a rich literary heritage. The birthplace of George Bernard Shaw, schoolhouse of James Joyce and playground to Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien, Dalkey is also home to the likes of Joseph O’Connor, Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan. It’s the perfect spot for a literary festival of books and ideas.