As part of International Literature Festival Dublin, The Dublin Book Doctor will see Paul Howard, John Banville, Christine Dwyer Hickey and Ryan Tubridy recommending books in their 'clinics' on Saturday May 16 and 23, in aid of Alone.

Those authors will be joined by a number of other writers who will also be prescribing strong medicine in print or ebook format. The authors, venues, dates and times are as follows:

 Saturday 16 May at Hodges Figgis

 2pm – 3pm : Paul Howard

 3pm – 4pm: Ryan Tubridy

 4pm – 5pm : Sarah Bannan

 5pm – 6pm: Peter Sheridan

Saturday 16 May at The Gutter Bookshop

 2pm – 3pm: Selina Guinness

 3pm – 4pm : Gavin Corbett

 4pm – 5pm: Lisa McInerney

 5pm – 6pm: to be announced

Saturday 23 May at Books Upstairs

 2pm – 3pm: Henrietta McKervey

 3pm – 4pm: John Banville

 4pm – 5pm: David Shafer

 5pm – 6pm | Dermot Bolger

Saturday 23 May at Dubray Books Grafton St

2pm – 3pm: Susan Jane White

 3pm – 4pm: Ann-Marie Hourihane

 4pm – 5pm: Eoin McNamee

 5pm – 6pm: Christine Dwyer Hickey

The Dublin Book Doctor is a charity event and all proceeds go to Alone.ie, the independent charity which works with older people in need. 

The event is presented in association with Dublin Book Doctor volunteers. Interested parties are requested to arrive at the start time listed when booking. They will then receive their appointment slot with the Doctor.

Appointments slots are five mins long within a 30 min time frame. Admission is 5 euro. Book at ilfdublin.ticketsolve.com