Queer Lives in Print with writers Will Eaves and Jennifer Hodgson
Wednesday 15 May, 7pm Brixton Library
Join Will Eaves (Murmur) and Jennifer Hodgson (Ed. of Ann Quin’s The Unmapped Country: Stories and Fragments) to discuss their recent books and the writing of queer lives.
Murmur is based on Alan Turing’s experience during the period of his punishment for gross indecency, when he quietly submitted himself tothe injection of hormones that effectedchemical castration. The cryptanalyst who, at Bletchley, had programmed machines to break the German naval code now applies himself to the cipher of his own trance-like visions.
In The Unmapped Country Jennifer Hodgson edits the unpublished writing by the cult 1960s author Ann Quin and explores the risks and seductions of going over the edge.