The Role of Dark Humour
DATE / TIME
11 Nov, Sat
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
VENUEThe Arts House, Play Den
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT
This session is in English
Why do writers choose to employ dark humour in their stories? Does the use of humour make light of pertinent issues they want society to think about? The writers on this panel shed light on their particular brands of dark humour, and what such humour says about the societies they inhabit.
This session is made possible with the assistance of Cultural Ireland and the Embassy of Israel.
Rob Doyle’s first book, Here Are the Young Men, was chosen as one of the ‘20 Greatest Irish Novels from 1916-2016’ by Hot Press magazine. His second book, This Is the Ritual, was a Book of the Year in the New Statesman, The Irish Times and The Sunday Times. Rob is the editor of the Dalkey Archive’s forthcoming anthology of Irish literature. His fiction, essays and reviews have been published in Vice, The Observer, The Guardian and The Dublin Review.Rob Doyle is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Julian Gough is the author of three novels, two children’s books, two radio plays, a stage play, a book of poetry, and the ending to the computer game Minecraft. He has won the BBC National Short Story Award and been shortlisted for an Irish Book of the Year Award, a Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award, and the Everyman Bollinger Wodehouse Prize. His latest novel, Connect, will be published next year. He is a writer-in-residence at Nanyang Technological University.Julian Gough is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Born in Ramat Gan, Israel in 1967, Etgar Keret’s books have been translated into more than 40 languages. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Le Monde, The New Yorker, The Paris Review and elsewhere. His film Jellyfish (2007), co-directed with his wife Shira Geffen, won the Camera d’Or Award at Cannes. He was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 2010, and in 2016 received the Charles Bronfman Prize for Jewish humanitarians.
Photo credit to Alessandro MoggiEtgar Keret is featured in the following SWF event(s):