Category: Scrapbook

Siren Song

We’ve always been Hungry, alone and together A mermaid interlude. Please share more in the comments, if you fancy. Wangechi Mutu+Santigold: The End of Eating Everything The Silence of the Sirens by Franz Kafka (trans. Willa and Edwin Muir) Juan Son: Mermaid Sashimi Weeki Wachee   Jessica Stoller Read more →

London LitCrawl

Last night London’s (and Europe’s) first-ever LitCrawl kicked off with a series of wild and wonderful events from short stories from the roller derby track from For Book’s Sake to Booker-longlisted author Eleanor Catton discussing the gold rush in Australian and prostitution with investigative journalist Sonia Faleiro and Granta‘s Anne Meadows at Blackwell’s. Clinic at the Carlisle Arms, the White Review at… Read more →

Sonia Faleiro: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 81

Image © Ulrik R McKnight In the latest Granta podcast, Saskia Vogel speaks to Sonia Faleiro, a contributor to the Travel issue and a reporter. Faleiro is the author of a book of fiction, The Girl, and one book of non-fiction, Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay’s Dance Bars. She talks about how her gender influences her work and how… Read more →

Translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel #excited

From Readux Books in October 2013. In shadowy Stockholm bars and apartments, a charismatic artist tracks down the cast and producers of a failed fantasy film. She seduces the “Sorrowful Prince,” lets the tech-savvy “Dwarf” bore her on the subject of linguistics, and muses on the “Witch Master’s” grisly fate. Her casually acerbic account of her interviews rambles over the… Read more →

Publishing Perspectives: Commonwealth Foundation

This article was published in Publishing Perspectives on 18 June 2013. Fostering Literary Respect for Underrepresented Regions, Authors By Saskia Vogel The Commonwealth Foundation established the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 1987 to offer recognition to authors across the British Commonwealth, with awards were given for best best and pan-Commonwealth best first books, as well as numerous awards for regions including Africa, Caribbean and Canada,… Read more →

5-19 July: Accidental Bear LGBTQ Mental Health Benefit Concert

Accidental Bear Queer Music Summer Tour Benefit for LGBTQ Mental Health Services and Suicide Prevention is coming to LA, San Fran, Portland, Seattle and NYC from 5 ot 19 July. 15 bucks. Awesome bands. No brainer. Go. I’ve these music videos (oh my, watch that language, you know, if you’re listening at work) from the San Francisco Bay Guardian‘s article about… Read more →

Kanitta Meechubot

Kanitta Meechubot is a collage artist who I first encountered in Granta magazine’s Horror issue. In her Granta series, she told the story of her grandmother’s battle with womb cancer through images that evoke Bosch and Vesalius in equal measure. Though layered collage imagery, she traverses the body and inner life tenderly, viscerally. ‘A Landscape of the Mind’ (11 October… Read more →

Event: ‘Slavery Inc’: Helen Bamber in human trafficking Q&A with Lydia Cacho

Lydia Cacho Goes Undercover in the Global Sex Trade from Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Australian Broadcasting Corporation on This event looks incredible. Short interview with the author to come… When: Wednesday, 29 August, 7pm Where: The Free Word centre on Farringdon Road, London. What: PEN International Writer of Courage and UNESCO World Press Freedom hero Lydia Cacho and Helen Bamber OBE,… Read more →