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Launch of the Happy Hypocrite – guest edited by Lynne Tillman
22 October 2013 - 24 October 2013

We would like to invite you to celebrate the launch of The Happy Hypocrite – Freedom, guest edited by Lynne Tillman, at two venues:

22 October 2013, 6.00 - 8.00pm
St Cecilia’s Hall
Niddry Street
Cowgate
Edinburgh EH1 1NQ

In association with New Documents, Los Angeles and Vancouver, and with thanks to Edinburgh School of Art, Lynne Tillman will joined by Maria Fusco and Isla Leaver-Yap to launch The Happy Hypocrite – Freedom, published by Book Works with With a Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form by Maria Fusco, published by New Documents, Los Angeles and Vancouver

and in London

24 October 2013, 7.15 - 9.00pm
The Crypt on the Green
St James Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell Close
London EC1R 0EA

Lynne Tillman will by joined by Maria Fusco and Richard House for a dialogue on Freedom

Short text: 

Lynne Tillman is a novelist, short story writer and critic based in New York. Her fifth novel American Genius, A Comedy was published by Soft Skull Press. Other novels include Haunted Houses and No Lease on Life, a National Book Critics Circle finalist in Fiction. Her most recent collection of short stories, her fourth, is Someday This Will Be Funny. Currently, Tillman writes a bi-monthly column, ‘In These Intemperate Times’, for frieze magazine, and is at work on a new novel, Men and Apparitions. In February 2014, her second essay collection, What Would Lynne Tillman Do? will be published, by Red Lemonade Press.

Maria Fusco is a Belfast-born writer based in Scotland. She is Editorial Director of The Happy Hypocrite, and Chancellor’s Fellow at Edinburgh College of Art, and previously Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths in London. Her latest book With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form is published by New Documents, forthcoming later this year is Legend of the Necessary Dreamer a book of fictions and field writings about the abandoned Palácio Pombal in Lisbon, commissioned by the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Maria was the inaugural Writer-in-Residence at Whitechapel Gallery, London, and this year will be a Hawthornden Fellow, Scotland. She has recently completed her first novel Sailor written in phonetic Belfast dialect and is currently working on Donald a book of short stories around the Canadian actor Donald Sutherland.

Isla Leaver-Yap writes about and organises projects with artists and individuals who, in the past year, have included Giles Bailey, Andrea Büttner, Lygia Clark, Moyra Davey, Pat Hearn, Emma Hedditch, Jesse Jones, Angie Keefer, Alexander Kluge, Lucy McKenzie, Persona, Elizabeth Price, Charlotte Prodger, James Richards, Helke Sander, Margaret Salmon, Ben Schumacher, Lucy Skaer, Mary Simpson, Rita Sobral Campos, Cara Tolmie, and YU. She recently moved to Glasgow and is the next guest editor of The Happy Hypocrite.

Richard House is a writer, artist, film-maker and teacher. His most recent novel is The Kills, published by Pan Macmillan. Previous novels included, short dark novels, Bruiser and Uninvited published by Ira Silverberg in the Serpent’s Tail High Risk series. He is a member of the Chicago-based collaborative, Haha, whose work has appeared at the New Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Venice Biennale. He now teaches at the University of Birmingham. He is the editor of Fatboy Review, a remarkable digital magazine.