Annie Liontas | Sex with a Brain Injury: On Concussion and Recovery

Recorded Jan 18, 2024
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In conversation with CJ Hauser

Featured as an Editor’s Choice in The New York Times Book ReviewAnnie Liontas' debut novel, Let Me Explain You, follows the bridge-burning patriarch of a Greek American family who believes he has only days to live. Liontas is the co-editor of the anthology A Manner of Being: Writers on their Mentors, and has contributed writing to The New York Times Book Review, NPR, Gay MagazineGuernica, and McSweeney’s, among other places. The Gloss, her interview series with women and genderqueer writers, appears in BOMBThe Believer, and Electric Literature. A personal memoir in essays, Sex with a Brain Injury details the multiple concussions Liontas suffered in her 30s and their lasting effects, while offering a larger account of the roles brain injuries have played in historical and contemporary culture—particularly in relation to women and the LGBT community.

CJ Hauser is the author of The Crane Wife, a popular memoir in essays that explores the many definitions of love. Also the author of the novels Family of Origin and The From-Aways, they have contributed writing to a wide array of periodicals, including The Paris ReviewTin HouseThe GuardianBon AppetitEsquireThe New York Times, and Vogue UK.

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