Sara Keating: A deadly celebration of Bram Stoker’s lasting legacy

The Bram Stoker Festival, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, offers intimate glimpses of the inspiring moments that made Stoker a literary man

To mark the 125-year anniversary of the publication of Dracula, Dacre Stoker, one of Bram Stoker’s only living descendants, will present a live performance event on Sunday October 30 at Smock Alley Theatre. Picture: Olga Kuzmenko

Gothic Dublin and one of its literary heroes, Bram Stoker, are brought to life in Alan Nolan’s latest children’s novel, The Sackville Street Caper. Here we meet the writer as a schoolboy on the mitch from his boarding school in Howth. Heading into Dublin city centre for adventure, he treads a path through historic Dublin sites that would prove crucial to his imagination when he began writing in earnest as a clerk in Dublin Castle ...