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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 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
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I wrote the introduction to Verbivoracious Press's very welcome reissue of Christine Brooke-Rose's excitingly experimental short stories, Go When You See The Green Man Walking (originally published 1970). "The first story in “Go When You See The Green Man Walking”,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Badaude
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I'll be chairing a panel on exciting new independent book and journal publishing models at Shakespeare & Company, Paris, on Monday 27th October. Panellists will inlcude Harriet Alida Lye of Her Royal Majesty, Samuél L. Barrantes of Inkshares, Johnny Lloyd... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Badaude
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I'm very happy to be reading my story from Dalkey's Best European Fiction 2015 (out next month) at Birmingham University this Friday, along with the editor of the collection, West Camel, journalist Rosie Goldsmith, and writer/translator, Donal McLaughlin. It's a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Badaude
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On 19th October at 6.30pm I'll be reading, and talking about short stories with Chris Power, author of The Guardian's essential series, A Brief Survey of The Short Story. The event is organised by Bookart Bookshop, and Light and Shadow.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Badaude
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is here! Including writing by Deborah Levy, Zoe Pilger, Juliet Jacques, Molly McCloskey, Anjum Hasan, Masha Tupitsyn, Eliza Granville, Emma Ramadan (on Anne Garréta), a Duras appreciation (Olivia Laing, Cari Luna, Susana Medina, Marina Warner and others), and Sontag's lists,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Badaude
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I'm delighted that my first post as Fiction Editor at 3:AM magazine is this wonderful piece by German writer, Felicitas Hoppe, translated by Katy Derbyshire, accompanied by a painting by Tahnee Londsdale. You can read it here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Badaude
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If you're in London on 16th, please join me, and Catherine Taylor, and Johnathan Gibbs, to launch the wonderful "Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay", published by Europa Editions. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Badaude
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I’m delighted to join 3:AM Magazine as fiction editor, and have just posted a call for submissions. "It’s difficult to define submission guidelines when one of the things I’ll be looking for is something I’ve never seen. There are sensibilities... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Badaude
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at Port Eliot Festval. Some of the many unread and unfinished book confessions collected over the weekend. Related articles Port Eliot - The Library of Unread Books Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at Badaude
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The Telegraph estimates that half of the books on our shelves are unread. What do we do with the books we never finish, but can't bring ourselves to bin: the books that offend us, intimidate, or bore us? What do... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Badaude
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I wrote something for Everyday Analysis on how SCOTUS' decision on contraceptive healthcare provision ties in with the World Cup... (Image c/o @bakerbk) Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Badaude
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It's almost impossible to write about Samuel Beckett, but I had a go at writing about his 'latest' work, Echo's Bones, for Berfrois. Photo c/o Nell Frizell's Goppeldangers. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Badaude
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My summer train reads at 3:AM Magazine. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Badaude
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I wrote an essay for Gorse Journal about art, Occupy, and Heygate. "Is there a way to behave in a ruin? B. and I are both in the art business, or on its edgelands. We know the drill. We snapped... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Badaude
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Delighted to announce I'm now Fiction Editor at 3:AM Magazine. There'll be a call for submissions soon... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Badaude
Granta just published a piece I wrote. You can find it here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Badaude
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...launches on Friday at the London Short Story Festival. I'm in it, and you can see more about the book here. Event details are here - please come and help launch the book, and the festival! Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Badaude
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I'm reading at the Vanguard series on 17th June (tomorrow). It's free & you get Nicci Cloke, Paul Ebbs, Martin Malone, David Ogunmuyiwa, and James Wood too but probably not Monica Vitti... please come anyway. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Badaude
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I have a piece introducing the work of the brillant Italian writer, Elena Ferrante, at The Guardian today. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Badaude
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I'll be talking to with Hanne Ørstavik, author of The Blue Room (Peirene Press), and her translator, Deborah Dawkin, about mothers, daughters, sex and submission, on 14th of June. It's one of Peirene's Salon series, so there will also be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Badaude
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I'll be reading, with authors from Galley Beggar, Influx and 3:AM Press, on 6th June. It's in a pub. Please come. Details and tickets here. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Badaude