Brian Dillon was born in Dublin in 1969.
His novella is Sanctuary (Berlin/New York, Sternberg Press, 2011).
His non-fiction works include The Dark Room (London, Penguin 2005), which won the Irish Book Award for non-fiction; and Tormented Hope: Nine Hypochondriac Lives (Penguin, 2009), which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize. and published in the US as The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives (Faber & Faber, 2010).
He is UK Editor of Cabinet, a quarterly magazine of art and culture based in New York, and writes regularly for such publications as the Guardian, the London Review of Books, the New Statesman, frieze, Artforum and Tate etc.
He lives in Canterbury, where he is an AHRC Research Fellow at the University of Kent.
Ruins of the 20th Century, Brian Dillon’s website