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European writer in London. SUPPOSE A SENTENCE (Fitzcarraldo & NYRB, Sept 2020), IN PIECES (Sternberg Press, March 2021). Professor of Creative Writing @QMULsed.

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From a decade ago: my @TheDublinReview essay "RB and me" – which might be, when I think of it, the piece from which… https://t.co/G55hCODUwo
10/28
2020
My contribution to the @WordsIreland Lecture Series 2020, "Sixteen Stabs at the Beast of Style" (title after Pasoli… https://t.co/zvMbF8Pzab"He resembles a professor of anatomy falling into a cadaver in his enthusiasm for a beautiful medial colon. This is… https://t.co/0MPn3A0mbP
10/27
2020
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10/26
2020
“I would have been happy to read Brian Dillon’s ‘Suppose a Sentence’ at any time, but that the book came out in thi… https://t.co/nB1Diu6d1S
Retweeted by Brian Dillon6 of Ireland’s foremost creative writers have been commissioned by @WordsIreland to deliver weekly video lectures o… https://t.co/eGfqyFw1IF
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10/24
2020
@egabbert I wish, a little, that I'd picked one at random. When Barthes writes his essay on seven Flaubert sentence… https://t.co/euD50KWYEC @egabbert Thanks! Now that you ask I'm stumped.... Except: among writers I love but left out, Sebald is the obvious… https://t.co/ZbmGvpyYE8 @egabbert @monostich Sontag thought Hardwick's prose read like she'd left out every second sentence (a good thing)—… https://t.co/q43PPrSJuS @egabbert Not so obvious that I thought to put it in these terms in my book!Emily LaBarge on aqueous parafiction by Thao Nguyen Phan. @4_columns https://t.co/QxOMFz7fdAEmily LaBarge reads Moyra Davey: "She’s especially powerful on the virtues and vices of labor: what it means to l… https://t.co/u4WYsLXsuc
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10/23
2020
@judge_jen @LRBbookshop @FitzcarraldoEds @NYRB_Imprints All of the above, I hope!Here's something to look forward to – the Words Ireland Lecture Series kicks off next Tuesday. Brian Dillon's lectu… https://t.co/8yqzuXuLNm
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10/22
2020
@NickHoldstock Thanks, that’s helpful.Here's my @LRBbookshop conversation with Olivia Laing about SUPPOSE A SENTENCE. Featuring Baldwin, Barthes and C. B… https://t.co/Tjkz76oNYQ
10/21
2020
@hrcastor There’s at least three of these Parkinson appearances, and even in the last one, visibly unwell, he’s delightful.Delighted to have my lecture on style kick off this series on 27 October. Featuring James Baldwin, Joan Didion, Eli… https://t.co/OdOlsGDOSA'As Dillon puts it, his chief criterion is a sense of “affinity.” What emerges is a record of appreciation, a rare… https://t.co/OAoWf4Egyd
10/20
2020
This week's bestsellers You can reserve copies or order for home delivery here: https://t.co/czTwkmHv1k https://t.co/Cr3mkoUeSk
Retweeted by Brian DillonHere's my recent piece on Nam June Paik, now in full at the redesigned @nybooks. https://t.co/iiBruCYynX'Brian Dillon is, I think, one of the great contemporary essayists... SUPPOSE A SENTENCE seems like the book he was… https://t.co/FHmsxVRk7S
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10/19
2020
🚨 Last call for Brian Dillon fans! 🚨 Join us tonight to celebrate @briangdillon's SUPPOSE A SENTENCE, a series of… https://t.co/69rU5OJ34t
Retweeted by Brian DillonThe album sleeve on the shelf behind me is this bizarre artefact, "Symposium in Blues": a blues anthology put out i… https://t.co/KeNn1AFA5EIt was a huge pleasure to talk to @vcunningham about SUPPOSE A SENTENCE for @CommunityBkstr last week. Here's our c… https://t.co/Y7ZUKqbYnX
10/15
2020
Tomorrow evening, join @briangdillon online as he talks to Stuart Kelly of @scotonsunday about new book Suppose a S… https://t.co/Ht3V67hEyj
Retweeted by Brian DillonNice to see my @QMULsed colleague Nisha Ramayya, and my own ESSAYISM, listed in this piece about the top ten books… https://t.co/O0YtmYiPK3
10/14
2020
Announcing the Words Ireland Lecture Series – a series of 6 free online lectures from Ireland’s foremost writers. S… https://t.co/VP2Xho0kD5
Retweeted by Brian DillonI spoke to @SeanRocksARENA about SUPPOSE A SENTENCE. I’m 45 mins in; the show also features Paul Morley, who along… https://t.co/e6aq8xVoDSThrilled to see SUPPOSE A SENTENCE among the week's bestsellers at @LRBbookshop, especially tucked under MANTEL PIE… https://t.co/zNfdatyfYn
10/13
2020
BRUTALISM IN LONDON a new essay by @briangdillon in NUMBER 80 | AUTUMN 2020, featuring writing by @libranwriter,… https://t.co/yVlj7opa4Y
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10/12
2020
Thursday, 15 October join @briangdillon and Stuart Kelly in conversation on SUPPOSE A SENTENCE. Online, hosted by… https://t.co/y1kKrEWAS9
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10/9
2020
“Can you commit to staying in, and helping improve, a country determined to say no to its neighbors?”—@briangdillon… https://t.co/qXPwDUZBsk
Retweeted by Brian DillonTonight: @briangdillon & @vcunningham consider the sentence, for the release of Dillon's SUPPOSE A SENTENCE! Part o… https://t.co/OLmVjXm6jV
Retweeted by Brian DillonNo article has done a better job detailing the ass-covering negligence & cruelty of UK universities—whose administr… https://t.co/cZ4wdX28W5
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10/8
2020
Tomorrow (Thurs, Oct. 8) at 6:30 pm EDT (nb: the slightly early start time), @vcunningham will be talking with… https://t.co/u4deBoRaiM
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10/7
2020
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media @cathmartingreen announced today the selection… https://t.co/F8ynZMrd0h
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10/5
2020
@michaelehughes @Nicklezard “ I hear the drums echoing tonight...”
10/4
2020
Dennis Morris: Photographing Post-punk and Multicultural London https://t.co/LSV5qsPkGf https://t.co/YFZo7bcf2T
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10/3
2020
Barthes and Brexit: my review of Xiaolu Guo's new novel "A Lover's Discourse", for @4_columns. https://t.co/qNFw16qMl8Alongside Caelainn Bradley, @libranwriter, @arnoldtfanning, @JaneLavelle5 and @SorchaHamilton, I have an essay in t… https://t.co/wAPjtHyUvq
10/2
2020
For @nybooks I wrote about Nam June Paik, video, television and the avant-garde. And in the opening paragraphs (whi… https://t.co/ogkMagm1QE
10/1
2020
@djdaisyjohnson Brian Dillon, writerGood Eggs https://t.co/gD1Rk28A1e
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9/30
2020
📣 EVENT 📣 Join us online to celebrate @briangdillon's SUPPOSE A SENTENCE, a series of essays prompted by a single… https://t.co/bVuAxKymZm
Retweeted by Brian DillonMore Stezaker: https://t.co/dslR1SuYcvOn the genius of John Stezaker: https://t.co/NJ4FvzLb5mNice to see Katy Homans’s design for SUPPOSE A SENTENCE, and John Stezaker’s art, getting their due in this piece b… https://t.co/cjlEDFWt1P
9/29
2020
“All dim, gently, slowly until in the dark, the absolute darkness the shadows fade.” Likely the last excerpt from S… https://t.co/nMWlPK2gSn
9/28
2020
That photo is of some youngster who’d just written his first book, and wasn’t completely sure there’d be any more.I’m so grateful for this attentive, lyrical, vivid review by @kerri_ni of SUPPOSE A SENTENCE, which sees exactly wh… https://t.co/Q6ppwkZ8bk
9/27
2020
On Tues 6 Oct, join us for an online event to celebrate the publication of Brian Dillon's SUPPOSE A SENTENCE (… https://t.co/RArBtjVSUE
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9/26
2020
There’s an essay from SUPPOSE A SENTENCE in this week’s @TheTLS . It’s about a very short sentence in my favourite… https://t.co/6zEzW36lfM @SamStephenson12 @LibraryAmerica No, thank *you*, Sam! I always wanted this book to include some surprises: writers… https://t.co/WIF2vzfTcG
9/25
2020
I’m very much looking forward to speaking with @vcunningham about SUPPOSE A SENTENCE, @CommunityBkstr, Brooklyn. O… https://t.co/UpkkNu3g5h
9/24
2020
@jeremy_millar_1 Er hang on, thought I had it ... no, it's gone.The UK edition of SUPPOSE A SENTENCE is out today from @FitzcarraldoEds. You can read a short preview, including my… https://t.co/eJq575YjVGGrown adults coming on here to pretend they don't understand a set of perfectly clear sentences in a totally mainstream magazine....
9/23
2020
This extract was beautifully edited from a longer essay in the book; the one excision I just slightly regret is the… https://t.co/jexokVlyJuThe US edition of my book SUPPOSE A SENTENCE comes out today from @NYRB_Imprints. Here's an edited extract, on a ph… https://t.co/MytlOLKGB1
9/22
2020
“Ellinor fully believes in the postal workers and their struggle to save this one small reliable part of daily life… https://t.co/9DChODNjkJ
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9/21
2020
EVENT: Brian Dillon will discuss his latest essay collection SUPPOSE A SENTENCE (@FitzcarraldoEds) with Olivia Lain… https://t.co/AqWdUDlwDK
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9/20
2020
John Banville has written the first newspaper review of SUPPOSE A SENTENCE, for @WSJ. I am thinking of forgiving Mr… https://t.co/yS8rYqCtCiI'm really looking forward to talking with Olivia Laing about SUPPOSE A SENTENCE, on 6 October 2020 at 7 p.m.… https://t.co/5KRhFrFRJ4OUT NOW: @michelleorange on Bob Fosse's devotion to style in Cabaret; @briangdillon on Vigdis Hjorth's novelistic a… https://t.co/pfcdiXuMA2
Retweeted by Brian DillonA rite of passage for any novelist in the year 2020 is giving an interview to the guardian about how you haven’t re… https://t.co/wGn9muHbxa
Retweeted by Brian DillonMy review of Vigdis Hjorth's novel "Long Live the Post Horn!" (translated by Charlotte Barslund), for @4_columns. https://t.co/CbD9Yl0Fxu
9/18
2020
THIS FRIDAY: @michelleorange on Bob Fosse’s supreme devotion to style, @briangdillon on Vigdis Hjorth’s mesmerizing… https://t.co/rvAjfKPB4u
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9/16
2020
@michaelehughes They're waffly versatile!
9/15
2020
@jeremy_millar_1 Artist/writer/whale/curator: "It's just, I could do with the stability, you know...."FROM THE ARCHIVES. NUMBER 49 | WINTER 2012 features @mrkocnnll @CaelainnH, @19acres, @carolmtaaffe, Kevin Barry, Ai… https://t.co/0SRFT2yFq8
Retweeted by Brian Dillon‘Space is marked and people do their best, but somewhere somebody made a false prophecy for the land’. An excerpt… https://t.co/h57uV8JMdR
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9/14
2020
Irish Government Ministers explain our deep concern at moves in Westminster to potentially overwrite part of the No… https://t.co/bYDt9LSsKh
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9/13
2020
@TCMHealthJL My grandad, as an ex guard, was especially concerned about corner boys. Unclear if they were worse tha… https://t.co/8Tz9HWvawgI frequently think of the old-school “bowsie”, “gurrier”, “wagon” and “head-the-ball“—but how had I forgotten the c… https://t.co/LYUDUCS4Da
9/12
2020
My review of Helen Marten’s extraordinary novel, The Boiled in Between. https://t.co/zsfOnwuuWC @rgmgreen @FitzcarraldoEds @Terribleman @frauvolckmer Thanks for coming along! @KatharinaBberg @BoldTendencies @FitzcarraldoEds @Terribleman @frauvolckmer Thanks so much for coming! @L_Thomsen_Brits @FitzcarraldoEds @frauvolckmer @Terribleman Thank you for coming! @QMULsed @mattrubery Thanks for coming, both of you! @chris_power @FitzcarraldoEds @Terribleman @frauvolckmer Thanks for coming! @WrayRamona Thanks, Ramona!
9/11
2020
11 Books You Should Read in September, including SUPPOSE A SENTENCE. Thank you, @RealLiveCritic and @lithub. https://t.co/eggSi0JV3l @Tai_Shani "Creativity", "innovation".
9/9
2020
Higher education in the UK is morally bankrupt. I’m taking my research millions and I’m off | Ulf Schmidt https://t.co/8aV8roBEof
Retweeted by Brian Dillon @CormacKinsella @Hodges_Figgis @FitzcarraldoEds Thanks Cormac! Hope you enjoy it.
9/8
2020
@mjohnharrison The strangest thing then, and even now, was that my body had produced something as geometric as the… https://t.co/n1l8UnmIjs @mjohnharrison My first migraine, aged 15: I actually forgot the word “headache”. Came home from school and told my… https://t.co/5Y5mfDgu9k @mjohnharrison Other than being tired, lack of sleep, the handful this summer have all been after a run, apparently… https://t.co/CeiMjexNYe
9/7
2020
@mjohnharrison No, but if the headache that follows is mild, there are sometimes hours of unaccustomed intuition an… https://t.co/EPXjTSSYnb
9/6
2020
'The fact that one of Britain’s premier arts institutions finds itself unable to operate ... in part because a seri… https://t.co/lkdJemCnuf
Retweeted by Brian DillonHit Factories: A Journey Through the Industrial Cities of British Pop – in paperback from 3rd September Guardian B… https://t.co/oWPuFtEnth
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9/4
2020
Also, heartening news in the IP bio: "He is finally writing his book about Billie Holiday.""Is yer actual Gesamtkunstwerk usually distinguished by quite so much ‘legacy statement’ tinkering and off-road lon… https://t.co/McWQiu1F0fQuarantine Reading: Learn to Read Secretary Hand https://t.co/QA5JXDEgM7
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9/2
2020
💫💫💫 Happy birthday to Annie Ernaux! Here she is photographed for an interview published in @FTLifeArts last weeken… https://t.co/hDPiKviAWG
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9/1
2020
Get a sneak peek at some of the gems coming up in 4Columns this fall, from essays by Saidiya Hartman to Ian Penman… https://t.co/iwnJiRrCwu
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8/31
2020
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8/29
2020
Very much looking forward to reading from SUPPOSE A SENTENCE at an actual real life (socially distanced) launch eve… https://t.co/faGp95meJu
8/28
2020

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