In the Dark Room: Brian Dillon and Sophie Ratcliffe

Brian Dillon, UK editor of Cabinet magazine and author of several books of essays, fiction, history and art criticism, was at the shop to read from and talk about the first of them, In the Dark Room, published by Penguin in 2005 and now available again in a handsome new edition from Fitzcarraldo. Exploring the intersections of grief and memory, in his own personal history and beyond, Dillon evokes, in prose of great beauty and lucidity, the pain both of loss, and that of remembering the lost.

He was in conversation with Sophie Ratcliffe, Associate Professor in English, University of Oxford and author of On Sympathy (Oxford, 2008).