Category: Scrapbook

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 →

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 →