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Fictions II: Talking ANON
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 7.30-9PM
Past event

Anon illustration

Anon image courtesy Hurst Street Press / Grace Linden

Join us for the London launch of ANON (vol.i). ANON is a new series of publications from Hurst Street Press which seek to celebrate the work of undervalued women writers, republishing their work alongside commissioned responses from new writers, academics and artists. Each book is letterpress and risograph printed, hand-stitched and are limited to a print run of 100 copies.

Volume one includes three small editions by early twentieth century authors Charlotte Mew, Elizabeth Bibesco and Mary Butts. This event will feature readings from the books and a panel discussion on the works of the three writers and the challenges involved in artistically and critically responding to them.

Click here for more information on the authors and publication.


Francesca Wade is co-editor of The White Review. Her book about six women writers who lived in Mecklenburgh Square between the wars will be published in 2019 by Faber.


Helen Charman’s poems have been published in Blackbox Manifold, Hotel, Datableed and elsewhere, and are forthcoming in para·text. Her essays can be found in King’s Review, Dazed and Confused, the LRB blog and the Cambridge Humanities Review. She currently teaches undergraduates at the University of Cambridge, where she is also writing her PhD thesis on maternity and sacrifice.

Grace Linden completed her art foundation year at the Royal Drawings School, and is currently at the University of Oxford studying for a BA in Classics. Her poetry has been published in the Ash Anthology, the Isis Magazine, Eyot and the Oxonian Review and was the Oxford Editor of the Mays Anthology 25. She has exhibited her work in the Dolphin gallery in St John’s College (Oxford), and in the Ruskin School of Art.

Daniel Abdalla is working on his PhD in nineteenth-century literature and science at Wadham College, Oxford.


Camille Ralphs’s debut pamphlet, Malkin (Emma Press, 2015), was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Award and the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet. She served as 2016-17 President of Oxford University Poetry Society, won the University of Oxford’s Lord Alfred Douglas Memorial Prize, and reviews for the Times Literary Supplement.

Daniel Abdalla is working on his PhD in nineteenth-century literature and science at Wadham College, Oxford.