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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 talking with Pablo Soler Frost, Tom Lee, and Ana Garcia Bergua about short stories in the UK, and Mexico, at the Palacio des Bellas Artes in Mexico City. More info here, and here. And, on Thursday, I'll be... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Badaude
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I wrote a hotel story about a dog for Ace Hotel/Visual Editions, along with Zoe Pilger and Will Self (they didn't write about dogs). It's National Dog Day, so I thought I'd put up a link. You can listen to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Badaude
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(Shiny advance copy, my cover design!) Related articles Shklovsky's Zoo at Bookart #readwomen10k! Shklovsky's Zoo Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Badaude
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This is as much for me to keep tabs on things as anything, but if you're curious about my forthcoming books, Vertigo and Hotel, here are a few previews. If you're a reviewer, and would like a look at one,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Badaude
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I'll be helping Susana Medina ("a genius" - Deborah Levy) to launch her extraordinary book in London next week, along with writer and translator, Lorna Scott-Fox, followed by a screening of Susana's collaboration with Derek Ogbourne, Leather-Bound Stories. Please join... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Badaude
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10th July. A great evening. Thanks so much to The Bookart Bookshop, Tony White and Piece of Paper Press. A few photos... It was on Eley Williams' summer reading list for Influx Press. + Richard Marshall unpacked Shklovsky's Zoo at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Badaude
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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. Free event. Details here: there will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 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 Jul 2, 2015 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 Jun 30, 2015 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