Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

Non-fiction in an Age of Lies:

An evening with
The Dublin Review

Date: Thursday March 23rd
Venue: dlr LexIcon, The Studio
Time: 8.30pm
Cost: €10 / €8 Concession
Age: Adults

The so-called 'post-truth' era also happens to be a time when various forms of creative non-fiction – memoir, the essay, long-form reportage – are thriving. Is this just confirmation that the art of non-fiction is irrelevant? Or does it mean that we need, more than ever, to pay attention to the best literary non-fiction? And what do truth and facts have to do with great writing? The Dublin Review presents three brilliant writers whose work suggests a range of answers to these questions. They will be in conversation with editor Brendan Barrington.

Rob Doyle is the author of a novel, Here are the Young Men, and a collection of short stories, This is the Ritual. He has written about his travels, obsessions and explorations in a remarkable sequence of essays in the Dublin Review.

Caelainn Hogan has published reportage in Harper's, the New Yorker, Al Jazeera English, the Guardian, Vice, and The Irish Times, as well as the Dublin Review.

Joanna Walsh is the author of Hotel, Vertigo, Grow a Pair, and Fractals. She is widely published and is currently writer-in-residence at the University of Maynooth.