For Tim Robinson, walking was an act of deep engagement, and a way of generating the intensely detailed books that made his name. Writer Matthew Beaumont’s focus is urban: focusing on the literary history of walking and the significance of urban walking as a political act. His forthcoming book The Walker: On Finding and Losing Yourself in the Modern City is a brilliant new history of writers and walkers – including Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf and H.G. Wells – which asks: can you get lost in a crowd? And can we save the city – or ourselves – by taking to the pavement?
Ian Maleney is a writer and sound artist. His poignant debut essay collection Minor Monuments explores what binds us to others and to ourselves. Part memoir and part exploration, his essays unfold from the landscape of the Irish midlands. He is the founder of Fallow Media, an interdisciplinary publication for music, photography, and long-form writing on the internet.
Presented by the International Literature Festival Dublin, a Dublin City Council initiative, with kind support by Galway 2020 and IPB.