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Rachel Cusk

It has been said of Rachel Cusk that she’s not afraid of taking herself seriously.  After all, some of her most celebrated, autobiographical books mercilessly but also without self-condescension portray the problems of motherhood and the debacles of her marriage. Born in Canada in 1967, she spent her childhood in Los Angeles and moved to the UK in 1974. She read English at Oxford and published her first novel, Saving Agnes (1993), when she was 26. Cusk’s books have won and been finalists in numerous prizes, and she was nominated one of the Best of Young British Novelists by Granta magazine in 2003. Femininity, feminism and social satire were central to her early novels. Late work focuses on memoirs, a good example being Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation, a highly controversial book for its exposition, to be published in Spain (Despojos) in June by Libros del Asteroide and in Catalan (Seqüela) by Les Hores. In it, Rachel Cusk relates the breakdown of her marriage and, therefore, of life as she had hitherto seen it, a passage of her life that she’ll be sharing with the "Primera Persona Indoors" public. 

Update: 11 May 2020


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