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Past speakers have included; Martin Amis, PJ Harvey, David Gilmour, Bruce Robinson, Dominic West, Lisa Hannigan, Chrissie Hynde, Tommy Tiernan, Michael Harding, Neil Jordan, Simon Callow, Anne Enright, Ian McEwan, Mariella Frostrup, Lisa McInerney, Kate Tempest, Michael Chabon, Kevin Barry, Ben Anderson, Lenny Abrahamson, Ben Okri, Roy Foster, Stephen Frears, Fintan O'Toole, Don McCullin, Polly Samson, Olivia O'Leary, Giles Duley, Sean Rocks, Eithne Shortall, Lemn Sissay, Sinèad Gleeson, Sophie Gorman, Mary Fitzgerald, Hyeonseo Lee, Luke Harding & many more.

“Borris is one of the friendliest, most stimulating literary festivals in the world.” – Ian McEwan

“Borris manages to retain all the charm of a smaller gathering where people are here because they fancy it, not because they are selling a book.” – Mariella Frostrup 

“I have had the best audiences I have ever talked to, at full capacity, and afterwards signed and sold a gratifying number of my books, to people who knew exactly why they were there and what they were about.” – Roy Foster

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