‘Who gets to speak, and why, is the only question,’ writes Chris Kraus in her cult hit novel I Love Dick. First published in 1997, the book is a controversial work of auto-fiction that The Guardian called ‘the most important book about men and women written in the last century’. It has now been adapted for television by Jill Soloway, creator of the hit series Transparent. The ‘real’ Chris joins Krissy Kneen for a fascinating discussion of her provocative body of work - a mirror maze of reflecting and overlapping identities searching for a meaningful life.
Chris Kraus (International)
Chris Kraus is a writer and cultural critic whose novels include Torpor, Aliens & Anorexia and Summer of Hate. Her first book, I Love Dick, is considered a late-20th century classic. Kraus is coeditor of the influential publishing house Semiotext(e), which has presented groundbreaking works of economic and critical theory, literature, poetics and sexuality. Her critical biography of the American writer Kathy Acker will be published in 2017.
Krissy Kneen (Australian)
Krissy Kneen is the award winning author of the memoir Affection, the novels Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, and the Thomas Shapcott Award winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother. An Uncertain Grace is her latest novel. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC television.