What They Say About Us

Gerald Dawe
Listowel Writers' Week is the perfect fit between a family reunion and a great literary gathering. Unmissable!
Alex Preston
Probably the best literary festival in the world… a place where writers and their wok are taken seriously, a place where good books and good conversation come at you thick and fast, a place where every day, you feel yourself drawn deeper into a great family of joyful literary souls.
Diarmuid Gavin
Listowel on the June Bank Holiday welcomes the whole world of imagination into its heart and magic happens!
Eimear McBride
Always a pleasure to be in Listowel!
Paul Muldoon
Listowel Writers' Week is the week of the literary year in Ireland, may eve beyond!
Moya Cannon
I always thing of Listowel Writers' Week as the Mother of all Irish literary festivals – as enjoyable now as it was when I first came thirty years ago, great literature, great organisation and great fun!
PJ Lynch
Such a warm welcome, such lovely new friends and it all about books. We are close to heaven here!
Gregory Pardlo
You wonderful human beings are the most gracious hosts.  I am completely a swoon with thanks and affection for all.
Joanne Harris
Thank you everyone at the Festival for their warm welcome and excellent hospitality, rarely have I enjoyed a Festival as much or felt less like a writer at work!
Alan Cumming
“It was one of the best experiences at a book festival and that the people and the town made it for him.”
Graham Norton
“Best Literary Festival in the World!”
Sarah Webb
"Listowel Writers' Week is one of my favourite festivals."
Emma Donoghue
"I love the warmth and informality of this wonderful gathering."
Roddy Doyle
"I've been to many writing festivals since then but none as warm; or as mad!"
Mary Lawson
"The Planet's No 1 Literary Festival!"
Colm Tóibín
"All year round in Listowel, the tireless organisers of the Listowel Writers Week meet to create magic."