David Keenan

David Keenan is the critically-acclaimed author of five novels, the cult classic This Is Memorial Device (Faber & Faber), For The Good Times (Faber & Faber), which won the Gordon Burn Prize 2019, The Towers The Fields The Transmitters (White Rabbit), Xstabeth (White Rabbit) and Monument Maker (White Rabbit), the latter a 900 page monolith released in June of 2021. He is also the co-designer, alongside the illustrator Sophy Hollington, of his own tarot deck, the Autonomic Tarot, published by Rough Trade Books.

Topics covered in talks include the mechanics of fiction, how to write, the importance of faith and awe in the arts, the re-enchanting of the world through literature, channeling inspiration, violence, heroism and masculinity, as well as post-punk, Industrial and DIY music strands (he worked as a music journalist for 25 years). He is also available for tarot readings, both one-to-one and groups, as well as tarot and magickal talks and workshops.


1.Rough Trade Halloween Special with David Keenan & Wendy Irskine View now

2.Penkiln Burn 40 Minute Interview: Bill Drummond and David KeenanView now

2. David Keenan discusses his latest novel “Monument Maker”  – View now

3. David Keenan – For The Good Times – View now

David Keenan