'If death was a marathon you had to run, you'd do a few practise laps'. Kevin Toolis

Jul 09, 2019, 01:42 PM
Kevin Toolis has spent much of his career dealing with death, formerly as a journalist reporting and making films from conflict zones, but recently he started interrogating death and dying in a very personal way. He used his experiences with death to write ‘My Father’s Wake’, and reflect on how embracing the Irish way of dealing with death might help us to face our own mortality without fear.

Kevin's book: 'My Father's Wake'

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