The Belfast Book Festival is delighted to welcome two of Ireland’s most exciting new writers, Sinéad Gleeson and Kevin Breathnach, as they discuss their powerful and daring debut collections.
The personal essay is experiencing a renaissance; the genre is gaining speed.
Join Kevin and Sinéad as they discuss the essay and the room it offers for talking about themes as diverse as art, pornography, the body, politics, and grief in starkly truthful ways.
Tunnel Vision is a lethal cocktail of memoir and criticism, a study in artifice, honesty, faith and the photographic image, which travels around Europe and the world to create a book of unstable masculinity, sexual repression, political inaction and addiction.
Constellations veers closer to home, as it tells the story of the narrator’s body travelling through sickness, health and motherhood as a woman in Ireland. It is both uniquely personal and yet universal in its resonance.
Kevin Breathnach photo credit: Vanessa Ifediora
Sinéad Gleeson photo credit: Bríd O'Donovan