Crudo (2018) is a novel. Eileen Myles called it 'ridiculously great.'
The Lonely City (2016) is an investigation into loneliness by way of several iconic artists, including Warhol, Hopper and David Wojnarowicz. It was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize, Goodreads Choice Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and has been transated into 15 languages.
The Trip to Echo Spring (2013) explores the liquid links between writers and alcohol. Hilary Mantel described it as 'one of the best books I've read on the creative uses of adversity'. It was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Prize and the Gordon Burn Prize.
To the River (2011) is the story of a midsummer journey down the river Virginia Woolf drowned in. It was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and the Dolman Travel Book of the Year.
I'm a columnist for frieze and write on art, gender and culture for the Guardian, New Statesman and New York Times, among many other publications. Between 2007 and 2009, I was Deputy Books Editor of the Observer.
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