Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Sinéad Gleeson

Date: Sunday March 29th
Venue: Pavilion Theatre
Time: 4pm
Cost: €15 / €12
Age: Adult

We are delighted to welcome Rebecca Solnit on her first visit to Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival. In this conversation with Sinéad Gleeson, Rebecca explores her latest book, Recollections of My Nonexistence. A memoir set against the backdrop of a 1980s San Francisco rife with gender violence and trauma, Recollections of My Nonexistence paints a portrait of a young artist finding her voice through writing, relationships, and punk rock.  

‘Honest and often scathing' (Salon), activist, historian, and author Rebecca Solnit’s more than 20 books include A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Wanderlust: A History of Walking, and Men Explain Things to Me. Her many honours include two NEA fellowships for literature, the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, and for her book River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West - a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, and Harvard’s Mark Lynton History Prize.

Sinéad Gleeson is an author, journalist and broadcaster, and she presented The Book Show on RTÉ Radio One for four years. In 2019, Sinéad was the Writer in Residence at University College Dublin, teaching on the Creative Writer MFA and MA courses. Her debut collection of essays, Constellations was published in 2019. She is currently working on a novel and regularly moderates and chairs panel events.

Rebecca Solnit