LBSW asks: Karen McLeod… International Women’s Day Exclusive

In celebration of International Women’s Day we asked some of our LBSW celebrated women all about the Women behind or in the books that they love and that have inspired them!


“Today I would like to answer it as ‘Hotel World’ by Ali Smith. This book is the liveliest book about death out there; each word is a plug driving into a socket lighting up the page. The writing jigs, jumps, it falls, it took my heart and brain and, every time I pick it up to reread, it whispers in my ear, ‘Remember Karen, remember you must live, love and ultimately lose’.”

Karen McLeod is a writer and performance artist. Her novel is ‘In Search of the Missing Eyelash’ is award winning and she was also awarded a grant from Arts Council England to produce her own poetry/theatre show which was performed to sold out audiences.

Karen will be a guest author at the Polari Literary Salon on Monday 9th April as part of London Book and Screen Week.

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