Tessa Hadley | Free Love

Recorded Feb 16, 2022
Direct Download: 20220216-tessaha.mp3

In conversation with Geoffrey Dyer

Tessa Hadley’s many “strange, unsettling—eerily beautiful, discomfiting, stay-up-late-addictive, sometimes hair-raising” (San Francisco Chronicle) novels about the complexities of family relationships include Clever GirlAccidents in the HomeThe Past, and Everything Will be All Right. Two of her short story collections, Sunstroke and Married Love, were New York Times Notable Books and her fiction regularly appears in The New Yorker. A creative writing professor at England’s Bath Spa University and a regular reviewer for the London Review of Books, Hadley has twice been longlisted for the Orange Prize and the Wales Book of the Year. Free Love tells the story of a compliant homemaker’s intellectual and sexual awakening in a vibrant 1960s London.

Geoffrey Dyer is the author of four novels and numerous works of nonfiction. Writer-in-residence at the University of Southern California, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, his honors include the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, the Somerset Maugham Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship.

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