“a memoir like no other”
Andrew Marr on All At Sea
“I never knew a story of grief could have so much joy in it”
Nina Stibbe on The Last Act of Love
ILF Dublin brings together two memoirists whose work explores very different kinds of loss. In All At Sea, Guardian journalist Decca Aitkenhead tells the remarkable story of her relationship with her husband, who drowned on holiday while saving their four-year-old son. Cathy Rentzenbrink was a teenager when her brother was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver and left in a ‘vegetative’ state, and her book The Last Act of Love details her attempts to come to terms with the tragedy with unflinching honesty and rare warmth. The event will be chaired by writer and journalist Martina Devlin.