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Competition time—A Taste of Chile!


Be in with a chance to win Benjamín Labatut’s Booker short-listed novel and a gorgeous hamper of Chilean produce!

Chilean writer Benjamín Labatut appears at Dublin Book Festival tonight, 10th November 7.00pm—8.00pm in conversation with Rick O’Shea.

To celebrate, The Embassy of Chile in Ireland are giving away this fantastic hamper!

The hamper includes a copy of Labatut’s Booker Prize shortlisted novel When We Cease to Understand the World, and is full of beautiful Chilean produce!

Be in with a chance to win this gorgeous hamper!

To be in with a chance to win, simply follow Books Ireland on Twitter or Instagram and like the competition post!

A winner will be picked at random and notified on Friday 12th November. The winner will be invited to collect their prize at The Embassy of Chile in Ireland in Dublin.

Good luck!

When We Cease to Understand the World: Benjamín Labatut in conversation with Rick O’Shea

10 November 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In partnership with the Embassy of Chile in Ireland, DBF brings Chilean writer Benjamín Labatut to Dublin Audiences. Dublin favourite Rick O’Shea will join the writer online to discuss When We Cease to Understand the World.

Join Dublin Book Festival for an evening with Chilean author Benjamín Labatut as he discusses his novel, which was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021, with broadcaster and national literary connoisseur Rick O’Shea

Described by Philip Pullman as ‘a monstrous and brilliant book’, When We Cease to Understand the World is a fascinating and revelatory insight into how the world’s greatest minds can wreak the greatest havoc.

Thrusting us into the troubled lives of such scientific luminaries as Fritz Haber, Alexander Grothendieck, Werner Heisenberg and Erwin Schrödinger, this book explores the sometimes blurred lines between genius and madness; how some of science’s greatest discoveries revolutionise our world for the better, while others pave the way to chaos and unimaginable suffering. Merging fact and fiction to great effect, Labatut shines a bright and powerful light on some of the most brilliant minds in this history of science and mathematics.