Two outstanding fiction writers discuss the marriage of fact and fiction. The main character of Chris Kraus’ lauded novel, I Love Dick, is called Chris Kraus, while her forthcoming work, The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula: A 20th Century Fable, is a biography of writer Kathy Acker – also a fiction-and-fact-blender. Heather Rose’s The Museum of Modern Love wraps a fictional plot around Marina Abramovic’s real-world performance piece, The Artist is Present. Chris and Heather discuss blurring the borders between fact and fiction with Alice Grundy.
Alice Grundy (Australian)
Alice Grundy is Associate Publisher at Brio and co-founder of Seizure, a launchpad for Australian writing. For the past decade she has worked in trade publishing and has presented at festivals and conferences in Australia, India and China.