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What to Read (and Write) in the Age of Trump? Aleksandar Hemon, Chris Beckett and Karen E. Bender in Conversation

In times of Brexit, post-truth, and the Trump presidency, with a 24/7 news cycle and an increasingly polarized social media landscape, have our habits of reading literary fiction changed? Is reading an act of personal enjoyment or do we seek something more in literature? Are we experiencing a crisis of reading culture, critical thinking, and intellectual engagement? Do fiction writers feel challenged to engage with our current sociopolitical landscape?

Join Aleksandar Hemon, Chris Beckett, and Karen E. Bender in conversation with Dolores Resano to think about why we read fiction, what we read, how we read, and what we recommend that others read in these particularly fraught times.

In partnership with the UCD Clinton Institute and the support of the UCD Institute for Discovery. Admission is free. Booking advised.

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