Joanna Walsh

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Joanna Walsh is the author of Vertigo, Hotel, Grow a Pair, and Fractals. Her writing has also been published in Granta, The Dalkey Archive Best European Fiction 2015, Best British Short Stories 2014 and 2015, The Stinging Fly, gorse, The Dublin Review and many more. She reviews for, amongst others, The New Statesman and The Guardian. She was a judge on the 2016 Goldsmiths prize, is a contributing editor at 3:AM Magazine and Catapult, and is the founder of @read_women. She was awarded the 2017 UK Arts Foundation Fellowship in Creative Non-Fiction.

Praise for Joanna Walsh

  • ‘Joanna Walsh is fast becoming one of our most important writers.’ Deborah Levy
  • ‘Walsh’s closest literary ally is probably Lydia Davis, with whom she shares a brevity and starkness of expression. . . Walsh’s refreshing humour — sometimes biting; sometimes absurd — lends her work a poignancy that is genuinely affecting.’ Times Literary Supplement
  • ‘Walsh’s writing has intellectual rigour and bags of formal bravery.’ Melissa Harrison, Financial Times

More Information

  • Read about Walsh’s ‘haunting and unforgettable’ collection Vertigo, and her ‘Terrifyingly perceptive, subversively hilarious’ Worlds from the Word’s End.
  • Read Walsh’s interview in TANK magazine here.
  • Take a look at Joanna Walsh’s website here.


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