Dublin City Public Libraries and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature are delighted to announce that the chosen book for April 2013 is 'Strumpet City' by James Plunkett. Published by Gill and Macmillan, it depicts a pivotal event in Irish social history - the mass lockout of trade unionists by employers in 1913 - and has a wonderfully memorable cast of characters - not least the city itself. One reviewer commented - "if Ulysses is Dublin's odyssey, Strumpet City is Dublin's epic". The same reviewer is of the opinion that if anyone is seeking the Great Irish Novel - they need look no further.
Events ranging from photographic exhibitions to street rhymes for children to talks and music of the period will encourage everyone to engage with the book.