Mark O'Connell is the author of To Be a Machine which was awarded the 2019 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize and short-listed for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. He lives in Dublin.
Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer and facilitator. She regularly interviews and conducts panel discussions at writers and ideas festivals. She's presented radio programs & conducted interviews on ABC RN, Local Radio and Classic FM. Recent interviews include Margaret Atwood, Trent Dalton, Holly Ringland and Tim Flannery.