Joanna Walsh

Joanna Walsh is a multidisciplinary writer for print, digital and performance. The author of seven books, she also works as a critic, editor and university teacher. She is a UK Arts Foundation fellow, Markievicz Awardee in the Republic of Ireland, and the founder of #readwomen (2014-18), described by the New York Times as ‘a rallying cry for equal treatment for women writers’. She currently runs the pressure group questioning age limits in arts opportunities, @noentry_arts.  Her latest book is Seed published by No Alibis Press. Girl Online will be published in 2022 by Verso Books.

Selected praise:

‘Joanna Walsh is fast becoming one of our most important writers’ – Deborah Levy

‘Beautifully simple and unembellished, Walsh’s writing – most captivating in its ability to unnerve – is cleverly revealing.’ – The Guardian 

‘A smart, allusive meditation on longing, on solitude, on the lure of cities and on the sheer fragility of experience and feeling’ – Colm Tóibín