The Art of Criticism

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The Art of Criticism - Edmund Gordon in conversation with Lauren Elkin

For this month's installment of the Art of Criticism we're delighted to welcome Edmund Gordon, lecturer in literature and creative writing at King's College London and a regular reviewer for a variety of UK publications including the Sunday Times, the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement. His authorised biography of Angela Carter will be published by Chatto & Windus in the UK, and Oxford University Press in the USA, this October.

We'll be talking about the relationship between criticism and life-writing, and delving into the usual questions concerning the joys, and tribulations, of writing about other people's writing.