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I'll be speaking at the following events in NYC

18th Sept  7pm: In conversation with Kamila Shamsie (A God In Every Stone) and Ken Chen of the Asian American Writers Workshop

Christian schoolbus propaganda, Mississippi

Of all the jargon words that get thrown around in British political discourse, "faith" may be the one from which I feel most alienated. If you listen to politicians, "faith" seems to be a nebulous goodness, a state of mind that leads citizens to behave in certain convenient ways. The faithful

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Walt Whitman

'Formally “10:04” belongs to an emerging genre, the novel after Sebald, its 19th-century furniture of plot and character dissolved into a series of passages, held together by occasional photographs and a subjectivity that hovers close to (but is never quite identical with) the subjectivity of

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This is not boring in the way bad narrative is boring; it is boring in the way life is boring, and somehow, almost perversely, that is a surprising thing to see on the page. 

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Miss Pipi's Blue Tale

[This text was written for the Camden Arts Centre's Exhibition: 'We at Camden Arts Centre are Exceedingly Proud to Present an Exhibition of Capable Artworks by the Notable Hand of the Celebrated American, Kara Elizabeth Walker, Negress.' up from

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Valie export cigarette pack

ARTISTS ON FILM: INVISIBLE ADVERSARIES
(dir. Valie Export, 1976), 104 min.

Presented and followed by a conversation with novelist Hari Kunzru

When:  6.30pm, Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Where: Room 471,

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