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Writing Motherhood

The White Review is delighted to present a discussion on ‘writing motherhood’, featuring three writers whose works – of fiction and memoir, and blurring the boundaries between them – address the complications, pleasures and ambivalences of motherhood in surprising, provocative and powerful ways.

 

23 May 2018 / 19.00 / £8 / Book Tickets

 

Rachel Cusk is the author of nine novels and three works of non-fiction, which have won and been shortlisted for numerous prizes. In 2015, Cusk’s version of Medea was staged at the Almeida Theatre.

 

Lara Feigel is a literary critic and cultural historian teaching in the English department at King’s College London. Her most recent book, Free Woman, is an investigation of freedom that is part memoir and part biography of Doris Lessing. Her previous books include The Bitter Taste of Victory, an account of the experiences of twenty of the British and American cultural figures sent in to Germany after the war, and The Love-charm of Bombs, about five writers in London in the Second World War. At King’s she directs the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture and runs the Ivan Juritz Prize for creative experiment.

 

Sheila Heti is the author of seven books, including the critically acclaimed How Should a Person Be? and the New York Times bestseller, Women in Clothes (edited with Heidi Julavits and Leanne Sharpton). She is the former interviews editor at The Believer magazine, and has been published in the New Yorker, the London Review of BooksMcSweeney’sHarper’s and n+1. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages. She lives in Toronto.

 

 


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