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Jeanette Winterson: “I believe in human beings, even though they have done some terrible things”

In the late 20th century, Jeanette Winterson forged a path in the literary world with books such as Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Written on the Body and The Passion, titles which would attract a cult following and would crown her as a leading author for the queer community. In the 21st, the pace and quality did not lessen: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? was chosen as one of the best 50 books of this century by The Guardian, and Frankissstein, her latest work, is an explosive cocktail where artificial intelligence, transfeminism, the monster(s) of Mary Shelley and post-Brexit dystopia converge in an audacious and romantic science-fiction novel. To coincide with its publication, Jeanette Winterson visited the CCCB to take part in the debating series The Words We Don’t Yet Have, in parallel to the exhibition “Feminisms!

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21 January 2020