Literary Programme 2017

Dylan Brennan
(Guadalupe & Other Hallucinations)

Dylan Brennan

Bantry Bookshop

Tue 18 July 2017



Dylan Brennan is an Irish writer currently based in Mexico City. He will read from his new collection of non-fiction pieces Guadalupe & Other Hallucinations.

‘The only problem with Blood Oranges is that when one starts talking about it, one can not stop… A cracking book.’ – Macdara Woods [on Blood Oranges]

‘An extraordinary poetic journey…’ Billy Ramsell [on Blood Oranges]

‘Dylan’s poetry is full of life and death, of flesh and seeds, fertility and of constant renewal and ever present extinction.’Sarah Clancy [on Blood Oranges]

Currently based in Mexico City, Dylan Brennan writes poetry and prose. His most recent publication is GUADALUPE & other hallucinations (The Penny Dreadful Press, 2017), a short collection of prose chronicles accompanied by linocut prints made by Belfast-based artist Jonathan Brennan. His debut poetry collection, Blood Oranges, was published by The Penny Dreadful Press in 2014 and was awarded the Patrick Kavanagh Award runner-up prize. In 2016 he co-edited Rethinking Juan Rulfo's Creative World: Prose, Photography, Film with Prof. Nuala Finnegan (UCC), a volume of academic essays on the work of Mexican writer/photographer Juan Rulfo. He contributes regularly, in English and Spanish, to online literary sites Portal de Letras (Mexico) and Numéro Cinq (Canada). He has been invited to read at festivals in Nicaragua, Mexico, Italy, Ireland and USA and has twice been recipient of a Culture Ireland Travel Grant. 

Twitter: @DylanJBrennan

Dylan’s photo is by Liliana P. Brennan

Dedicated to the memory of John O'Mahony
This year's Bantry Bookshop readings are dedicated to the memory of John O'Mahony who passed away in February. John was a native of Bantry who started his journalism career with RTE and spent many years in New York as a journalist with the Irish Echo, the New York Post and Bloomberg Businessweek. You may read more about John's life and work here.