The theme this year was – We need new stories.
One of the most original voices I’ve read in recent years over the present political madness of Brexit, is Irish Times writer Fintan OToole.
His event at eibf sold out instantly when tickets went on sale - so I was surprised when I joined the long queue to see him, that he was doing his talk in the small Spark tent on George street – rather than the main New York Times tent.
I am presently reading Fintan O’Toole’s book, Heroic Failure, on the Brexit carry on, and what an excellent story teller he is in his well researched tale.
He feels Brexit is not essentially about the EU at all, but a British existential crisis.
Things are badly off kilter and we certainly need well researched and original new voices.