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  • August 1st, Summer lecture at Monk’s House, Rodmell, former home of Virginia Woolf
  • February 14th, 2014, Talk as part of the ‘Writers’ Speaking‘ Literary Series, Clare Hall, Cambridge, 6pm
  • January 17th, 2014, Talk ‘Virginia Woolf and the Perils of Hindsight’, The Freud Museum, London, 7pm, Listen to a recorded podcast of Susan’s talk here
  • Interview with the Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network
  • Review of Given the Choice by Shelagh Weekes
  • November 14th, Scottish launch of Given the Choice, Waterstones, St Andrews
  • November 2nd, Guest author, Book Mark, Radio Cambridge 105, podcast
  • October 28th, Guest appearance at Symposia Community Centre and Bookstore, Hoboken, N J
  • October 11th, BBC Radio 3 The Verb with Ian McMillan, Philip Pullman, Hannah Silva, Beverley Nambozo, Graham Mort
  • May 1st 10pm, Interview on Book Night, Radio Cambridge 105
  • January 2013: Publication of a discussion piece with writer Alice Thompson in The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction, edited by Katherine Cooper and Emma Short, published by Palgrave Macmillan. From The Other Boleyn Girl to Fingersmith, this collection explores the popularity of female-centred historical novels in recent years.
  • December 1st 2012: Talk at Churchill College, Cambridge, to the Cambridge St Andrews Club.
  • October 28th 2012: Talk entitled ‘From Lighthouses to Paintbrushes: Things as Multi-Sensory Archives’ at ‘Performance: Art-Critique-Experiment’ organised by Cambridge University and the London University of the Arts.
  • July 2012: Publication of Yang Lixin’s Chinese translation of Vanessa and Virginia, number 48 in the Classics List, Nanjing University Press

June 2012:

  • Playreading of Vanessa and Virginia by the Shakespeare’s Sister Company, New York City, June 18th 6.00-8.00

May 2012:

March 2012:

February 2012:

  • Susan will be judging the Katherine Mansfield Society Essay Prize, which this year is on the theme of the Fantastic.

November 2011:

  • Susan will be giving a talk as part of the ‘Afterlives of Virginia Woolf’ series at Essex University at 5.30 on November 3rd. This will be followed by a performance of Vanessa and Virginia at the Lakeside Theatre.

October 2011:

  • Publication of ‘Painting in Prose: Performing the Artist in Vanessa and Virginia‘ with playwright Elizabeth Wright in Making Sense, Peter Lang

September 2011:

  • Susan will be giving talks and running workshops as part of To the Lighthouse Festival in Cambridge from the 24th September until the 7th of October. The festival is supported by the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and will include performances of Vanessa and Virginia. If you would like to join the on-line book group click here.

August 2011:

  • Publication of Spanish translation of Vanessa and Virginia, Las Hermanas Woolf, translation by Gabriela Ellena Castellotti, Collection Emece.

July 2011:

  • Interview in the Virginia Woolf Miscellany. To read the interview, click here.

June 2011:

  • ‘The English Sisters Enter Novel from History’  -《从历史进入小说的英伦姐妹花:评<范尼莎与弗吉尼亚>, a discussion of Susan’s novel Vanessa and Virginia, is published this month in the Chinese journal World Literature Recent Developments, volume 6, 外国文学动态. The article is by Professor Yang Lixin  whose translation of Vanessa and Virginia is forthcoming from Nanjing University Press.
  • Susan will be speaking at the 21st Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, ‘Contradictory Woolf’, at the University of Glasgow on June 10th. The Moving Stories play of Vanessa and Virginia will be performed at the conference.

May 2011:

  • Creative writing workshop, Bloomsbury Adaptations, Bath Spa Universityon Thursday May 5th
  • Performances of Vanessa and Virginia, Bath Spa, May 6th and 7th

April 2011:

March 2011:

  • Publication of French translation of Vanessa and Virginia, Virginia mon amour, ma soeur, Editions Autrement

February 2011:

  • Scottish premiere of Vanessa and Virginia at The Byre Theatre, St Andrews on February 11th and 12th at 7.30
  • Woolf in the 21st Century, a one-day symposium at the School of English at the University of St Andrews free and open to all, February 12th

January 2011:

December 2010:

November 2010:

  • Talk at International Cultural Centre, Krakow, Poland, preceding performance of Vanessa and Virginia, Sunday 21st November. For a wonderful virtual tour of the accompanying exhibition of Bloomsbury art, click here
  • Vanessa and Virginia will perform at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November as part of the Bath Festival of Illumination.
October 2010:
  • Talk to Magdalene College, Cambridge Tuesday 26th October
September 2010:
  • Reading at Book in Bar, Aix-en-Provence, September 16th
July 2010:
May 2010:
  • Talk to Cambridge University Creative Writers, Wednesday May 5th, Magdalene College
  • Susan joins feminist critics, including Professors Dame Gillian Beer, Judith Halberstam and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, to give her ‘desert island text’ in an anniversary edition of the journal ‘Women: a Cultural Review‘.
April 2010:
  • Publication of Vanessa and Virginia, Mariner Books
  • Chairing a discussion with biographer Pam Hirsch at Cambridge Wordfest on novelist and anti-nazi activist Phyllis Bottome, Sunday April 11th
March 2010:
  • Publication of Vanessa och Virginia, translated by Eva Johansson, Ordfront, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Vanessa and Virginia discussed on Not the TV Book Group
February 2010:
  • Publication of the second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf This fully updated edition has new chapters on Woolf and race, nation and empire, sexuality, aesthetics, visual culture and the public sphere
January 2010:
December 2009:
  • Publication of Vanessa & Virginia, translated by Lucie van Rooijen, Artemis and Co, Netherlands
October 2009:
September 2009:
  • Reading at University of Oxford, Writing Bodies/Reading Bodies in Contemporary Women’s Writing, 11th-12th September
  • In conversation with Beth Wright at ‘Making Sense’, a one-day conference in the Faculty of Modern Languages, University of Cambridge: making sense (25th September)
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November 2008:

June 2008:

  • launch of Vanessa and Virginia at Heffers Bookshop, 20 Trinity St, Cambridge. To view Susan’s reading at this event click on V&V launch reading
  • publication of ‘Scottish? What’s that?’ in Cleave: New Writing by Women in Scotland, edited by Sharon Blackie, Two Ravens Press

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