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Talk: On Susan Sontag at The Photographers' Gallery

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Time 19:30
Date 13/09/19
Price £8

Delve deeper into the intriguing and remarkable life and work of the American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist Susan Sontag

Sontag's work, including seminal texts like On Photography, Regarding the Pain of Others and ‘Notes on Camp’, continues to shape and inform our understanding of art, gender and sexuality, conflict and loss.

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming book entitled Sontag: Life and Work, join writer Benjamin Moser for an in-conversation with Emily LaBarge on the influential and complex thinker. The evening will include readings, an audience Q&A and a chance to buy signed copies of the book.

Emily LaBarge is a writer based in London, where she teaches at the Royal College of Art. She writes for frieze, Bookforum, Artforum, the LA Review of Books and The White Review, among other publications. She is London correspondent for the Montreal-based quarterly, esse arts + opinions.

Benjamin Moser is the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, a New York Times Notable Book of 2009 and a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in 2010. He has published translations from French, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch. He was a finalist for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing of the National Book Critics Circle, and won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017. A former books columnist for Harper’s Magazine and The New York Times Book Review, his latest book, Sontag: Her Life and Work, is published by Allen Lane.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Talk: On Susan Sontag at The Photographers' Gallery at 18:30 on Friday 13 September. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Out of the following, which book was not written by Susan Sontag?
A: .1) Notes on Camp .2) The Volcano Lover .3) I, etcetera .4) So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish