Emilie Pine and Brian Dillon with Professor Margaret Kelleher
The successes of writer and critic Brian Dillon’s award-winning and newly reissued In the Dark Room
together with Emilie Pine’s Notes to Self
mark a renewed public interest in the essay. Both are deeply personal collections. Brian’s essays unfold into a stunning meditation on the nature of memory for individuals and communities while Emilie’s debut collection is being hailed as essential reading. Both writers are formidable essayists deftly combining the personal and polemic and their sharp insights will make for a memorable Festival event in the company of UCD’s Professor Margaret Kelleher.