How does living away from home impact your art?
Does the experience of living abroad allow for an exchange of ideas?
Adrian Duncan is a Berlin-based Irish visual artist whose debut novel, Love Notes from a German Building Site (2019) recently won the inaugural John McGahern Annual Book Prize, awarded by the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies, who co-present this event. Prior to his writing career, Adrian trained as a structural engineer. Join him as he discusses ideas of being an Irish artist abroad, how living in Berlin impacts his work and whether his background training has influenced his artistic view. He will also give a short reading from his most recent novel, A Sabbatical in Leipzig, which was published by The Lilliput Press in March. Followed by a live Twitter Q&A with Adrian; use #LIF2020 to address your questions. Twitter: @adrian_duncan_ and @LilliputPress
Bio: Adrian Duncan is an artist and writer based in Ireland and Berlin. His debut novel Love Notes from a German Building Site was published by The Lilliput Press and Head of Zeus in 2019. It won the inaugural John McGahern Annual Book Prize in 2020 and was shortlisted for the inaugural Dalkey Literary Festival Emerging Writer Award. His second novel A Sabbatical in Leipzig was published by The Lilliput Press in 2020.
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