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Ba'daude (nf); a person given to idle observation of everything with wonder or astonishment; a credulous or gossipy idler
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here: "Reviewing the collection in The Irish Times earlier this year, Sarah Gilmartin wrote: “The stories in Vertigo are by turns funny, surreal, modernist, remaining at all times accessible. Alienated as the voices are, they let the reader in ...... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Badaude
I'm delighted to say that Vertigo was published in Ireland on 10th March by the wonderful Tramp Press. The Irish Times: "precise and minimalist prose... The stories in Vertigo are by turns funny, surreal, modernist, remaining at all times accessible...... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at Badaude
Is out today in the UK, published by the excellent And Other Stories. To celebrate publication, I'll be reading at The Review Bookshop in Peckham on 18th March, and Waterstones Islington on 24th March. If you're around, please come. Here... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at Badaude
I'm very pleased to join as contributing web editor. I'll mostly be working on the 'places' section. If you're a writer, please pitch me! My email is on my 'About' page (see top of the sidebar)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Badaude
I'm honoured to have been invited to join the panel as a judge for the 2016 Prize, along with Bernardine Evaristo, Blake Morrison, and Erica Wagner. There's more about the prize, and the judges here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Badaude
Delighted to see the wonderful cover designs for editions of Vertigo in the UK (sea) and Ireland (hair). They will be published in March 2016 by And Other Stories (UK), and Tramp Press (Ireland), both publishers I admire hugely, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Badaude
I'm excited to be talking to artist and writer Maria Fusco about her extraordinary ArtAngel sound installation, Master Rock, in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre of King's College, London on 5th February. More about Master Rock here. Tickets are available here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Badaude
My design for Juliet Jacques' Trans (Verso) was one the NYT Art Director's 12 best book covers of 2015! Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2015 at Badaude
Along with the brilliant illustrator, Roman Muradov, and Catapult Magazine, I've created an interactive 20 Postcards from Two Hotels... (They look a lot better on Catapult, but this is the best I can do with gif-embedding...) make animated gifs like... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Badaude
"There was a time in my life when I lived in hotels. Around this time, the time I did not spend in hotels was time I did not live. During this other time I haunted a marriage I was soon... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at Badaude
I'll be reading from the work of Dubravka Ugrešić for the launch of Music and Literature Magazine's issue 6, and talking about Uses of Nostalgia in a State of National Emergency at the British Centre for Literary Translation on Saturday... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Badaude
I wrote an essay for EROS magazine's "Interiors" issue, on Amsterdam, flea markets, and the persistence of objects. There will be a launch on Thursday 19th November at the Ditto Gallery, London. Details here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at Badaude
I'm very happy to be reading from Hotel, and talking with one of my favourite writers, Claire-Louise Bennett, the author of Pond, about her book, and mine, at the LRB Bookshop on Tuesday 17th November. I'm delighted to say the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Badaude
I'll be doing two readings in Dublin this week: at The Pale Project on 4th November, with Claire-Louise Bennett, and Gorse Magazine. It's free but ticketed, info here... for BYO Stories, I think you just turn up... Please do! Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at Badaude
I'll be talking about my mini-book, Shklovsky's Zoo (Piece of Paper Press), at Opening Up The Book at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield on Friday. Details here. Michael Caines wrote on Shklovsky's Zoo for The TLS, here: "plenty to find... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at Badaude
My small collection of pornographic fairy tales is published today. It's cheap & there's lots of sex in it. Marina Warner in The Guardian says: "surreal, bawdy and inventive (wickedly so)." Ellie Broughton of The Erotic Review says: "like The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Badaude
I'll be reading from my new mini-book, Grow A Pair next week. If you're in Berlin, please come! More details about the event here, and the book, here: Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at Badaude
I'm very happy to say that my book, Vertigo, is published in the US by Dorothy, a Publishing Project today. Dorothy is an extraordinary publisher; producing only two books a year, it punches far above its weight, consistently championing exciting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at Badaude
I'm delighted to say that Hotel is published in the US today. Many, many thanks to Bloomsbury's excellent editors, designers, publicists, production department, indexers & those people with the spreadsheets. Also, personal thanks to Lauren Elkin, Deborah Levy, Sharon Kivland,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at Badaude
an extract from my forthcoming book, Hotel, at Granta Magazine. Hotel will be published in the US on 24th September, and in the UK on 5th November. Related articles Bicske The Refugee Crisis (at Granta Magazine) Shklovsky's Zoo at Bookart Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at Badaude
Jenni Fagan, Rebecca Sonit, Katrine Marçal, Mohsin Hamid, Fatima Bhutto, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown Michael Rosen, many more, (& me): responses to the refugee crisis at Granta Magazine. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Badaude
Like most people I'd like to contribute something to help the refugees and migrants currently entering Europe. If you're interested in helping me fund the work of Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Mediterranean, you might like to do it via... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at Badaude
...from the Palacio des Bellas Artes, Mexico City, for #UKMX15, 1 September. ...and, for Spanish speakers here's some coverage of the events, interviews etc... Virginia Bautista, Excélsior, & Expresiones. Notimex Endireto, La Jornada Terra La Crónica 20minutos Al Chile Poblano... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at Badaude
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 Aug 29, 2015 at Badaude
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 Aug 26, 2015 at Badaude