IN CONVERSATION: ANDREW O'HAGAN
The Secret Life
Andrew O’Hagan is one of his generation’s most exciting and most serious chroniclers of contemporary Britain. In his latest book, The Secret Life: Three True Stories, he turns his forensic eye on identities and the reality of selfhood in the digital age.
Comprising three bulletins from the porous border between cyberspace and the ‘real world’, The Secret Life introduces us to the beguiling and divisive Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose autobiography the author agrees to ghostwrite with unforeseen – and unforgettable – consequences. ‘The Invention of Ronnie Pinn’ finds the author using the actual identity of a deceased young man to construct an entirely new one in cyberspace, leading him on a journey into the deep web’s darkest realms. And ‘The Satoshi Affair’ chronicles the strange case of Craig Wright, the Australian web developer who may or may not be the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin, and who may or may not be willing, or even able, to reveal the truth.
When: Thursday 5th October, 7pm
Where: D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building,
University of Dundee
Tickets: Free, please book a ticket