Dolan Cummings
author, That Existential Leap: a crime story; associate fellow, Academy of Ideas; co-founder, Manifesto Club

Dolan Cummings is the author of That Existential Leap: a crime story (Zero Books 2017), a novel described as part bildungsroman and part psychological thriller. He is also an associate fellow of the Academy of Ideas, and part of the committee that programmes the annual Battle of Ideas. He has a particular interest in religion and politics, especially in the USA and India. And he is one of the co-founders of the Manifesto Club, a campaign group for freedom in everyday life, and has written widely on related subjects. Professionally, Dolan works as a freelance copywriter, speechwriter and editor.


Saturday 21 October, 11:00 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
Are we living in a ‘post-truth’ society?

Saturday 28 October, 14:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Footloose cosmopolitans or citizens of nowhere?

Saturday 28 October, 16:00 Frobisher 4-6
What is to be done? Literature and the Russian Revolution

Saturday 28 October, 17:30 Frobisher 4-6
Watching the detectives: crime fiction and the zeitgeist

Sunday 29 October, 12:00 Cinema 1
Why Luther still matters: religious conscience and individual liberty