Writer and musician Sam George-Allen is an evangelical superfan of Kate Bush, the shapeshifting pop genius who conquered the charts as an interpretive-dancing, high-note-hitting oddity. Join the Witches: What Women Do Together author as she delves into the English singer-songwriter’s willingness to follow her artistic impulses, her exemplification of feminine artistic indulgence, her disinterest in a culture that requires women to perform emotional pornography, and her enduring legacy as the high priestess of weird.

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Sam George-Allen (Australian)

Sam George-Allen

Sam George-Allen is a writer and musician based in Tasmania. Her work has been published in The Lifted Brow, LitHub, Scum, Kill Your Darling, Stilts, Overland and The Suburban Review, among others. She has been shortlisted for the Qantas Spirit of Youth Award, the Scribe Non-Fiction Prize for Young Writers, and the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. Witches: What Women Do Together is her first book.

Sam Shpall (Australian)

Sam Shpall

Sam Shpall is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He has taught at the University of Southern California, Yale University, and the Yale Law School. He also worked in four New York State Correctional Facilities as a faculty member of the Bard Prison Initiative. Dr. Shpall’s main interests are in ethics, moral psychology, social philosophy, and the philosophy of literature. He is currently writing about love, friendship, and Elena Ferrante.