David Keenan

Monument Maker

The Print Room
In person event
Sun 3 Oct
13:00 UK

Is it possible for books to dream? For books to dream within books? Is there a literary subterranea that would facilitate ingress and exit points through these dreams? These are some of the questions posed by David Keenan’s genre-straddling Monument Maker, an epic romance of eternal summer, and a descent into the horrors of the past. It runs from the siege of Khartoum and the conquest of Africa in the 19th century, through the Second World War, and up to the present day, where the memory of a single summer’s love affair reveals a secret initiatory cult with roots in macabre experiments in cryptozoology in pre-war Europe. 

About the author: David Keenan is a Scottish writer and author of This Is Memorial Device, which won the Collyer Bristow Award for Debut Fiction and was shortlisted for the 2017 Gordon Burn Prize. He is a former writer for The Wire, where he helped to shape the magazine’s coverage of new experimental rock, noise, folk, industrial and psychedelic music.

Monument Maker is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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