Monday 13th August. 6.30 pm
Modelled on the American tradition of essay writing that blends the personal with the political, Emily Pie breaks new ground with her startling collection that is at once fascinating and funny, intimate and searingly honest. ‘Notes to Self’ is forthright and engaging – each essay speaks out about the things in life that we are conditioned to stay silent about. Pine has written about the things that embarrass us, that scare us, that hurt us.
This collection is not about an exceptional life – many people will recognise themselves I these pages – but Pine’s voice is exceptional as she intelligently articulates her life, her relationships and her role in society.
Emilie Pine is Associate Professor in Modern Drama at University College Dublin, Ireland. She has published widely on Irish culture. She is editor of the Irish University Review. Notes to Self is her first collection of essays.
Praise for Notes to Self
‘Honest, full-voiced … a vital collection.’ Belinda McKeon.
‘Do not read this book in public: it will make you cry.’ Anne Enright.
‘Emilie Pine is a wise and talented essayist … every line pulses with the pain and the joy and complexity of an extraordinary life.’ Mark O’Connell.
‘Notes to Self’ is published by independent Irish publisher, Tramp Press price £12.99
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