Composer Joshua Cody says he’s not really a writer – but his raw, cerebral cancer memoir, [sic], suggests otherwise. The New York Times called it ‘the memoir of the year’ and praised the way its ‘sentences swing into you like small, gleaming axes’. This is experience alchemised into literature, folding in sex, drugs, rock n roll… and cancer. In this event, he speaks with writer and editor Chris Flynn.
Chris Flynn is author of the novels The Glass Kingdom and A Tiger in Eden.
Joshua Cody’s first book is [sic], a memoir about cancer, creativity and twentysomething life in New York City.
Jeffrey Eugenides’ first novel, The Virgin Suicides (1993) was translated into 15 languages and made into a major motion picture. In 2003, Eugenides received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex.