Danyl McLauchlan is the author of the comic noir novels Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley and Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley. He works at the VUW School of Biology and his essays on literature, politics, economics, science and philosophy appear on The Spinoff. Danyl’s first non-fiction collection, Tranquillity and Ruin, was published in February.
Events at Word
TRANQUILITY & RUINSaturday, 28th August 1:00 pm
In Tranquility and Ruin, Danyl McLauchlan goes looking for enlightenment, and finds himself shovelling clay with a monk until his hands bleed. In conversation with Ekant Veer, Danyl shows how Effective Altruism, meditation and metaphysics, medication and depression can be hilarious – until you find yourself inexplicably in tears.