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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'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
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You can download issue 3 of The Letters Page here. I wrote someting in it... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Badaude
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I'm chairing an centenary celebration of the life and writing of Marguerite Duras at l'Institut Francais in South Kensington, London. I'll be joined by writers and Duras fans, Deborah Levy, Olivia Laing, Zoe Pilger, and Suzanne Joinson. We'll read from... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at Badaude
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I'm delighted to be reading from one of the titles shortlisted (I'll leave you to guess which one) for the Best Translated Book Award at Shakespeare and Company, Paris, next Monday 28th April. Other readers include Lauren Elkin, Daniel Medin,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Badaude
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I'm very happy to announce my book Hotel, will be published by Bloomsbury next year. I've just been sent the excellent cover design: You can see a little about the book here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at Badaude
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For International Women's Day, I wrote for the LRB Bookshop Blog on some of my favourite Short Story Collections by women, and for Foyles on Marguerite Duras. I also wrote something (completely unrelated) for Visual Verse, the site that asks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at Badaude
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...last night. There's a podcast here that I don't quite dare listen to yet, and more photos here. Thanks especially to Lauren Elkin, Shakespeare and Company, and 3:AM Press (now Blue Pavillion), and to David G for taking the photos. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Badaude
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I'll be launching my book, Fractals, (published by 3:AM Press) at legendary Paris bookshop, Shakespeare and Company, on 24th February at 7pm, and talking to the brilliant writer and critic, Lauren Elkin. Please come. More details here (scroll down events... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Badaude
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I wrote an algorithmic appreciation of experimental writer, Christine Brooke-Rose, for Influx Press's Anti-Canon series. This piece comes with a pun warning... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Badaude
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...two pics from Waterstones Drogheda, and (third one down) from Waterstones, Ludgate. Thank you SO much for getting invovled. (If anyone else would like to send pics, please leave a message below and I'll post them.) Spiral Books Green Apple... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at Badaude