Death still comes to us all, and yet in the Western world we have lost the ability to cope with it, tidying our sick away into hospices to be cared for by professionals they barely know. The Dying of the Light brings together three writers whose work explores mortality in very different ways. Marion Coutts’ Wellcome Prize-winning memoir The Iceberg is a powerful account of the death of her husband (the art critic Tom Lubbock), while in The Way We Die Now, Seamus O’Mahony offers a profound meditation on Western conceptions of mortality, and in Now and at the Hour of our Death journalist Susana Moreira Marques explores death in a remote Portuguese community. The event will be chaired by journalist Paula Shields.
Presented in association with the Embassy of Portugal in Ireland.