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In Conversation

Lisa Robertson & Kate Briggs

‘The description becomes a psychic image, a political image of transformational potency.’

Kate Briggs and Lisa Robertson discuss becoming novelists, description as a political tool, and endings.

Lisa Robertson

Lisa Robertson is a Canadian writer who lives in France. Her novel The Baudelaire Fractal, first published by Coach House Books in Toronto in 2020, has just been reissued by Peninsula Press in the UK. She is the author of three books of essays including the recent Anemones: A Simone Weil Project (If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam) and Nilling (Book*hug, Toronto). Since 1991 she has published ten books of poetry.

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Kate Briggs

Kate Briggs is a writer and translator based in Rotterdam, where she teaches at the Piet Zwart Institute and co-founded the publishing project ‘Short Pieces That Move!’. She is the author of This Little Art, an essay, and The Long Form, a novel, both published in the UK by Fitzcarraldo editions.

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