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Lisa Taddeo: Three Women

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‘With the #MeToo movement right now, we are finally saying what we don’t want as a gender,’ Lisa Taddeo has said. ‘But we are still not talking about what we do want.’ 

Taddeo’s bestselling book, Three Women, is all about what women want. It’s a work of immersive non-fiction, telling the intimate true stories of three American women, and of how their sexual desires have been shaped, distorted, fulfilled and exploited. 

Described on NPR as ‘a work of deep observation, long conversations, and a kind of journalistic alchemy’, Three Women took Taddeo eight years to write. She travelled across the country to be near her subjects for months at a time, to learn about their lives and their personal histories. 

With its focus on power, judgement, shame and infatuation, the book has become an international bestseller, sparking impassioned discussion and debate. How do we surprise and disturb others – and ourselves – with what we want? How are our desires deeply idiosyncratic and how are they universal? We’ll ask Taddeo these questions and more in May.

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Lisa Tasseo

Lisa Taddeo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a two-time recipient of the Pushcart Prize (2017, 2019), and received her MFA in fiction as the Saul Bellow Fellow from Boston University. Her fiction has been published in Harper’s, Granta, McSweeney’s, The Sewanee Review, CQR, Notr... Read more

Abigail Ulman

Abigail Ulman is a writer from Melbourne. She is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Fiction from Stanford University, and a winner of the Best Young Australian Novelist Award. Her debut short story collection Hot Little Hands has been published in Australia and abroad. ... Read more

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