Dublin Review Conversations

Dublin Review Conversations

Truth, Artistry and the Borderlands of Literature | With Roisin Kiberd, Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Mark O’Connell

[blockquote_right]Wed 28 November 2018 | 6:30pm | Banquet Hall[/blockquote_right]

Writing that bills itself as ‘non-fiction’ must always be completely truthful – right?

The artistry of memoir, essay and reportage lies precisely in the writer’s negotiation of narrative form, tone, and selection from among the available facts, without the freedom to invent – right?

For some writers today, the answers to these questions are not so straightforward. And some of the greatest writers of the past played fast and loose with the conventions of non-fiction – at times gloriously, at times disastrously.

The Dublin Review has gathered three of the most brilliant young non-fiction writers at work in Ireland to talk with editor Brendan Barrington about the relationship between artistry and fact, their own writing practices, and the state of the art in creative non-fiction today. We hope you’ll join us for a lively conversation, and refreshments afterwards.

photo credits: Doireann Ní Ghríofa by Bríd O’Donovan; Mark O’Connell by Rich Gilligan

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