Literary Programme 2017

Matt Padwick

Matt Padwick
(Transpose - A Self-Styled Revolution )

Matt Padwick

Bantry Bookshop

Fri 21 July 2017



Matt Padwick will read from his autobiographical novel Transpose – A Self-Styled Revolution. The action follows Ed – a messed-up adrenalin junkie, tripping around the world in a vain attempt to find meaning in life. Or is Ed a changed man?

Because now, after an enlightening year of simple living, he is packing all the inner peace and contentment he can carry and travelling from his remote west coast cabin in Ireland to attend a wedding at an exclusive hotel in England.

It could be the perfect opportunity to show off his new-found meditative equipoise – or a stage for yet another audacious adventure.

Matt Padwick spent his twenties travelling the world as an adventure travel guide, and his thirties managing a Tibetan Buddhist meditation centre in West Cork. In Transpose he explores the insecurity that powered a life of extreme sport and wilderness adventure, and the moments of pure mind and perfect balance that made it addictive. With planet-sized humour and wry vision he scales some of the big questions of his generation. Transpose is Matt’s second novel and was published in March 2017. Matt lives in West Cork.

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.