Dubliners, James Joyce’s collection of short stories was published 100 years ago this month.
TONIGHT [at the Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street, Dublin] is the launch of ‘Dubliners 100’ — an anthology edited by Thomas Morris wherein 15 Irish writers have written ‘cover versions’ of the original James Joyce stories.
Contributors include: Patrick McCabe, John Boyne, Eimear McBride, Donal Ryan, Paul Murray, Belinda McKeon and Peter Murphy who has gamely tackled the book’s best known story, ‘The Dead’.
This is Hodges Figgis’ window [Dawson Street, Dublin]. You will notice the black edition of Dubliners (O’Brien Press) bears an uncanny resemblance to the much earlier, red edition by Lilliput Press  and Dolmen Press , designed by Louis le Brocquy. Maybe the designer at O’Brien press had a tight deadline.
The kicker is this: O’Brien press got the contract for One City, One Book so that edition is plastered everywhere now…