This article won the 2019 Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand Postgraduate Essay Prize. It was published in volume 19 of the Australasian Journal of Irish Studies. ABSTRACT: This essay addresses the question of how writers exercise their
Roberto Bolaño’s By Night in Chile is a study in unreliable narration. It tells the story of the writer/priest/critic Sebastian Urrutia Lacroix as he reflects, from his death-bed, on certain events in his life, particularly those in connection to the Pinochet regime.