Vertigo Book Launch Friday March 18

Join Joanna Walsh on Friday March 18th 6.30pm to launch her new novel Vertigo published by & Other Stories.

Joanna is a writer and illustrator and recently created and runs the Twitter hashtag #readwomen, heralded by the New York Times as "a rallying cry for equal treatment for women writers". Her writing has appeared in Granta, The Stinging Fly, Gorse and other magazines, and has been anthologised in Dalkey's Best European Fiction 2015, Salt's Best British Short Stories 2014 and 2015. A story collection, Fractals, was published in 2013, and her memoir Hotel was published in 2015. She writes literary and cultural criticism for The Guardian, the New Statesman and The National, and is the fiction editor at 3:AM Magazine.



This is a woman as a mother, daughter, wife, spectator, lover, mistress. Observer and commentator. Actor and reactor. Dressed up bright as a child or submerged in the grey elegance of Paris, she shifts readily between roles, countries, and languages. Skilled and successful, she controls how much she cates. Yet as every new woman emerges and every new story is told, each with a sharper, more deadpan, more eaching simplicity, the calm surfaces of Joanna Walsh's Vertigo shatter, pulling us deeper into the panic that underlies everyday life.

This event costs £5 inc. booking fee and for that we will give you a nice big glug of wine and you can have 50% off a copy of Vertigo, usually £8.99. Great value!

Eventbrite - Celebrate the launch of Joanna Walsh's Vertigo @ Review Bookshop

 Praise for Vertigo

"Think Renata Adler's Speedboat with a faster engine..." Steph Cha, Los Angeles Times

"Stunning short, sharp shocks with insight that reminds me of the very personal work of Claric Lispector." Jeff Vandermeer

"Vertigo is a funny, absurd collection of stories." The Huffington Post

"Walsh's closest literaty ally is probably Lydia Davis, with who she shares a brevity and starkness of expression...refreshing humour...lends her work a poignancy that is genuinely affecting." Will Rees, Times Literary Supplement

"original and breathtaking" Chris Kraus