By John Dillon

The Lockdown Papers

social and political essays

The Lockdown Papers is a miscellany of satire, reflection and analysis of Irish life over five decades from academic and columnist John Dillon.  When Ireland went into lockdown in March 2020, the author availed of the down time provided to compile a selection of work published in Irish newspapers down the years.  03 March 2021 marks its international publishing date, and it will be available soon by order from any Irish bookshop and internationally on book retailing websites.

The book’s online launch will be introduced by Maurice Manning, and takes place on Wednesday, 24 March at 7:30pm.  Click here for more. 

Author

John Dillon

John Dillon is Regius Professor of Greek (Emeritus) in Trinity College Dublin, having returned there in 1980 from a period in the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of the Classics Department from 1969 onwards. Prior to that, after graduating from Oxford in 1961, he spent some years teaching English in Ethiopia. His chief area of academic interest is the philosophy of Plato and the tradition deriving from him, on which he has written a number of books. A second edition of his debut novel, The Scent of Eucalyptus, was published in 2019, and he took time over the lockdown periods in 2019 to compile his current book The Lockdown Papers, which comprises a selection of his social and political essays, published over four decades in Irish newspapers.

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Other Books

Scent Eucalyptus by John Dillon

The Scent of Eucalyptus

a novel by John Dillon

451 Editions, 2019

The Enneads by Plotinus

introduction by John Dillon

Penguin Classics, 1991

The Middle Platonists

by John Dillon

Bristol Classical Press, 1996

The Heirs of Plato

by John Dillon

Oxford University Press, 2005

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On The Lockdown Papers:
“A witty and well written book”

– John Bruton

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On The Lockdown Papers:
“A delightful pot pourri, at times idiosyncratic but written with old-style elegance.”.

– Maurice Manning

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On The Scent of Eucalyptus:
“Wonderfully observed. Ethiopia … as landscape and history, is solidly ‘there’.”

– Seamus Heaney

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