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David Keenan: Complete Autonomic Tarot

17 November.7:30 pm-9:00 pm

David Keenan: Complete Autonomic Tarot


Celebrating the launch of Complete Autonomic Tarot, The Arthur Conan Doyle Centre is excited to host David Keenan for a talk followed by Q&A, reflecting on his experience of using Tarot and how it might ‘work’.


Complete Autonomic Tarot is the product of a collaboration between writer David Keenan and artist Sophy Hollington. The pair have again combined to create this newly expanded beautful linocut full deck in a larger-sized format——now featuring 78 cards and an updated guide reflecting the new additions. Now you can enjoy even more of Hollington’s beautiful work as well as Keenan’s visionary take on the cards’ archaic roots, future-visioning the deck as a glam-punk portal deep into the Now.

Be among the first to handle this stunning new tarot deck and learn the inspiration behind the design while sitting in the stunning Helen Duncan room at the ACD Centre. Complete Autonomic Tarot has been published by the brilliant team at Rough Trade Books and a limited number of tarot decks will be available to buy at the event, at a reduced price.

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David Keenan

David Keenan is the multi-award-winning author of six critically-acclaimed novels: the cult classic, This is Memorial Device, which won the London Magazine Prize for debut fiction, For the Good Times, which won the Gordon Burn Prize and was shortlisted for the Encore award, Xstabeth, which was longlisted for the Dublin Literary Prize, The Towers The Fields The Transmitters, the monolithic 10-years-in-the-making psychedelic modernist masterwork Monument Maker, and most recently, Industry of Magic & Light, a prequel to his debut novel of which the Scotsman said “Keenan has written another classic”. He is also the designer of his own tarot pack, the Autonomic Tarot, published by Rough Trade Books. The stage adaptation of his debut novel This is Memorial Device won the Fringe First award for best play at the Edinburgh Festival 2022. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland.


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