Author Naoise Dolan on vulnerability: ‘Success is more palatable to the status quo when served with a side of schmaltz’

Proving you’re vulnerable is now part of celebrity culture

Role play... Naoise Dolan’s novels reflect her love of acting. Picture by Gerry Mooney

Naoise Dolan

We live in a gilded age of ‘vulnerability’, where the statement ‘This movie made me cry’ is praise of oneself as much as the film. More and more, we’re expected to bare our souls to people we hardly know.