Salman Rushdie, broadcaster and author Kirsty Wark, John Banville and Joseph O'Connor are among the impressive line-up at this year's Dalkey Book Fair from June 19 to 22.

RTÉ Ten visited the seaside literary haven in south Dublin to meet festival organisers, husband and wife team David McWilliams and Sian Smyth, to talk about this year's line-up and find our how the festival began.

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Joseph O'Connor also talks to Ten about his "latest discovery" - his 75-year-old father Sean, who has published his best-selling memoir Growing Up So High: A Liberties Childhood and who will speak at this year's festival.