Lars Iyer is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of two books on Blanchot (Blanchot’s Communism: Art, Philosophy and the Political and Blanchot’s Vigilance: Literature, Phenomenology and the Ethical) and the novel Spurious, which was3:AM Magazine’s Book of the Year in 2011. He writes at his blog Spurious, and is also a contributor to Britain’s leading literary blog, Ready, Steady, Book.His literary manifesto, “Nude in Your Hot Tub, Facing the Abyss (A Literary Manifesto after the Death of Literature and Manifestos)” appeared in Post RoadandThe White Review.
"You have to be gentle with the young, W. says. They're a gentle generation, like fauns, he says, and require a special tenderness. Their lives are going to be bad — very bad — and, at the very least, we should be tender with them, and not remind them of what is to come."