“While walking the land, I am the pen on the paper…” – Tim Robinson
Please join ILFDublin for a very special celebration of the life and work of Tim Robinson, the English artist, writer, cartographer, mathematician and illustrator who spent more than 40 years chronicling the west of Ireland. Best known for his two-volume Stones of Aran and the Connemara trilogy: Listening to the Wind, The Last Pool of Darkness, and A Little Gaelic Kingdom, his many awards included the Irish Book Awards literature medal and the Rooney prize special award for literature. His final book, Experiments on Reality, was published last year.
Fintan O’Toole noted in his Irish Times review of Experiments on Reality, “It is the planet itself that he seeks, not just the particular rainy western Irish corners of it. His subject is nothing less than ‘our aesthetic, corporeal and affective relationships with the earth’. That is, surely, the most urgent subject of our times.”
Fintan O’Toole is joined by some of Tim Robinson’s friends and collaborators; poet Moya Cannon, photographer Nicolas Fève, and Robert Macfarlane, to discuss his influence on their own work, whether written or visual, and their meetings and collaborations with him across the Irish landscape.
Book here; ilfdublin.com…
Date: Wednesday, 28 Oct, 8:00PM
Presented by the International Literature Festival Dublin, a Dublin City Council initiative, with kind support by Galway 2020 and IPB.