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badaude
Paris/London/Oxford
Ba'daude (nf); a person given to idle observation of everything with wonder or astonishment; a credulous or gossipy idler
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I'll be reading from a new story to help celebrate the Launch of Hearing Voices, the best of 10 years of Litro Magazine, at The Society Club, Soho, on Wednesday from 6.30pm. Please come. Details here: there will be cocktails... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Badaude
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I'm delighted and moved to find that today the @read_women Twitter account reached 10,000 followers. When I started the campaign at the beginning of 2014 I hardly expected it to continue past January, never mind to the end of the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Badaude
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I wrote a book about not being able to read Zoo by Viktor Shklovsky. It's also about Kafka, writing residencies, alcohol, Berlin, dolls, letters, the U-bahn, children, romance, burnout, Elsa Triolet, the Zoological gardens, Dora Diamant, members of the clergy,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Badaude
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will launch on 26th June in XBR's old college, Somerville, Oxford. I'm going to read something. Details below. Book a free ticket here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Badaude
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I'm interviewing Nell Zink at the LRB bookshop next Monday, to celebrate the UK launch of her two brilliant novels, The Wallcreeper, and Mislaid (published as a handsome box set in the UK by 4th Estate). Please come: tickets here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Badaude
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I'll be taking part in an all-day reading from Joyce's Ulysses, at the Bookart Bookshop, London, tomorrow, on Bloomsday, 16th June. Apparently there are kidneys at 9am: I'll be there from about 3pm. Please come by... These are some pics... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Badaude
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On Saturday 20th at 10.30am I'll be chairing the 'gatekeepers' session at this year's London Short Story Festival. It'll be a chance to hear what publishers (Stefan Tobler of And Other Stories, and Jim Hinks of Comma Press), agents (Lucy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Badaude
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I have a new story at Granta Magazine. You can read it here. It's called Enzo Ponza. (I dreamt the first scene.) Image courtesy of Mario Klingemann Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Badaude
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On June 1st, along with Zoe Pilger and Will Self, I'll be reading a story specially commissioned by Visual Editions at the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch. Please come if you can. Tickets are free, but you have to book. Details are... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Badaude
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I'll be at the Listowel Festival next Friday (29th May) to talk with Gorse Journal editors Susan Tomaselli and Christodoulos Makris, and writer Rob Doyle about... erm... whatever comes up. If you're at the festival, please come. Details here. It's... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Badaude
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A few years ago I designed the Oxford May Morning poster, which appears on bus stops etc all over the city every year. I've had a few requests for copies of the poster, so I've had a limited edition giclee... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Badaude
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On Kathy Acker's emails at The Guardian, On Oulipo member Anne Garreta's Sphinx at The National, On the International Man Booker Prize, at The National, ...and Günter Grass. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Badaude
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Next week (21st April) I'll be at Shakespeare & Company, Paris to celebrate the launch of Sphinx, the first work to be published in English translation by the incredibly talented and inventive French author Anne Garréta, one of the few... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Badaude
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The life-size Jarvis dolls I made for Rachel Genn's National Facility for the Regulation of Regret are now fully made up (c/o Square Pebble) and functional, and were also featured on Creative Boom. You can go play with them at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Badaude
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Penguin is celebrating its women writers this month, with a little help from some literary super heroines I drew for Five Dials Magazine. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Badaude
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My review of Han Kang's The Vegetarian is now online at The New Statesman. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Badaude
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Writer and artist, Rachel Genn, commissioned me to design two life-size dress-up dolls of Jarvis Cocker, for her "National Facility for the Regulation of Regret" at Sheffield's Bank Street Arts. The facility opens next week, and you can come see... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Badaude
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I'm very excited to be on a panel discussing women and writing for International Women's Day, at the Pavilion Theatre, South Dublin on 8th March, alongside Ireland's new prose laureate, Anne Enright, Sinéad Gleeson of RTÉ TV and Radio One,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Badaude
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This year I found myself in the odd position of running a campaign that was almost entirely unplanned. I bookended the year by writing about its unexepcted trajectory at The Guardian here, and here, and you can see international press... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Badaude
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I've just come to the end of my first cycle of commissioning as 3:AM Magazine's fiction editor. I feel privileged to have published wonderful work from writers from Germany to South Africa to the US to the UK, including: Heads... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Badaude
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I wrote this for The Guardian. Related articles #readwomen2014 - end of year celebration #Readwomen2014 - New Bookmarks! Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Badaude
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I'll be celebrating a year of reading writing by women with a panel of fabulous #Readwomen2014 x Five Dials authors - Deborah Levy, Zoe Pilger, Juliet Jacques and Rachel Genn - at Waterstones, Hampstead, on 8th December. There will be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Badaude
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I wrote on age-based 'best writer' lists at The Guardian. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Badaude
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All good things come to an end (or do they?). To mark the drawing-to-a-close of a worldwide 'year of reading women', I've designed a new set of bookmarks. A very limited edition of the new bookmarks is for sale, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Badaude
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On 5th November I'll be talking to Marko Sosič, author of Ballerina, Ballerina, about his work. The event is at the European Book Shop, Warwick Street, London, and I'll be joined by Dalkey authors, Jean-Philippe Toussaint (Belgium) & Aka Morchiladze... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Badaude