Mark O Connell

Mark O’Connell is the author of Notes from an Apocalypse, and To Be a Machine, which was awarded the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize, the 2019 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, and was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. He is a contributor to The New York Times MagazineSlate, and The Guardian. He lives in Dublin with his family.

Dublin journalist Mark O’Connell’s Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back, sets out to meet the Doomsday prepares—men and women the world over who are busying themselves preparing for what they believe to be the certain and imminent end of civilisation as we know it. They are environmentalists who fear the ravages of climate change; billionaire entrepreneurs dreaming of life on Mars; and right-wing conspiracists yearning for a lost American idyll.

Join Mark in conversation with Sarah Moss, the acclaimed author of Summerwater, and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at UCD’s School of English, Drama and Film.