David Keenan

David Keenan is the critically-acclaimed author of two novels, This Is Memorial Device (Faber & Faber), a surreal take on a fictitious post-punk scene that never existed in small towns in the west of Scotland, and For The Good Times (Faber & Faber), an ambitious high-energy take on the events of the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970s and 80s. 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.

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David Keenan