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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 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 3 days ago 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
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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