Join us in welcoming acclaimed short story writer and now novelist, Joanna Walsh, to Waterstones Islington to speak about her newest book, the novel-in-essays Break.up
, and one of the books that has inspired her work, Chris Kraus' I Love Dick
Joanna Walsh is the author of the short story collections Vertigo and Worlds from the Word's End, as well as the experimental digital novella Seed. Her latest, Break.up, follows a narrator as she travels Europe in the wake of a love affair conducted mostly online part novel, part essay collection and part travelogue that questions the boundaries between countries, people and genre. We welcome back Joanna, who appeared in the store to talk about Vertigo in 2015.
Chris Kraus' I Love Dick is the most acclaimed novel of the 21st century to be released in 1997; a merger of fiction and memoir, it follows the author and her husband as she engage in a psychosexual affair with their friend and colleague, Dick, mostly in the form of unsent letters. A landmark of confessional literature, it has recently been adapted into an Amazon series starring Kathryn Hahn and Kevin Bacon.
Joanna will be signing copies of her book after the event. Refreshments will be provided.