The International Literature Festival Dublin will welcome filmmaker Werner Herzog to Dublin for the 2017 festival, with a conversation at the National Concert Hall on May 21st.

Born in 1942, Werner Herzog was raised in a Bavarian village before studying German Literature and History in Munich and Pittsburgh. He made his first film aged 19, and since then has produced, written, and directed 70 films including the celebrated Encounters at the End of the World (2007), Grizzly Man (2005), Fitzcarraldo (1982) for which he won Best Director at Cannes Film Festival, and The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1972).

Irish film fans will not want to miss this rare opportunity to spend an evening with contemporary cinema’s challenging, controversial and eternally fascinating cult hero.

The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’, International Literature Festival Dublin line-up is sure to impress.

With readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it’s the mix poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters, International Literature Festival Dublin brings new faces and household names together in ways that surprise and inspire. Children’s fiction is well represented and we are spoilt for choice with the calibre of Irish language writers. Come celebrate many specially commissioned events in the City of Words.

Tickets are available via the NCH website priced at €25 (€22.50 concession).

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