Talk & Discussion

Libreria presents: Chris Kraus in conversation with Joanna Walsh

16 May 2016

 / 6:30pm to 7:30pm
 / Free
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Eighteen years after its first publication, Chris Kraus’s I Love Dick was finally published in the UK last year. Its genre-smashing format (memoir/fiction/essay?) and fearless and funny account of the end of a marriage and an unrequited almost-love affair has influenced a whole generation of writers.

On a rare visit to London, Kraus will discuss the impact of the book with acclaimed writer Joanna Walsh (Vertigo, Hotel) and explore changing expectations of what women can and can’t say or be in literature.

Chris Kraus is the author of the novels Aliens and Anorexia, I Love Dick, and Summer of Hate as well as Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness and Where Art Belongs. A Professor of Writing at the European Graduate School, she writes for various magazines and lives in Los Angeles.

Joanna Walsh is the author of Vertigo, Hotel, Grow a Pair, and Fractals. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Best European Fiction 2015, Best British Short Stories 2014 and 2015 and elsewhere. She edits at at 3:AM Magazine and created the Twitter hashtag #readwomen, heralded by the New York Times as ‘a rallying cry for equal treatment for women writers’.