writer and journalist; author, Bad Romance; columnist, The Sunday Times Style
Emily Hill is the author of Bad Romance which will be published by Unbound in February 2018. According to the comedian Ariane Sherine, ‘it is a collection of beautifully crafted short stories, a kind of Tales of the Unexpected for the modern single woman’.
In 2016, Emily acted as commissioning editor of The Spectator, where she was responsible for the magazine’s first ever all-female cover. Her interview with the feminist Camille Paglia was the most read article of the year (and now one of the most read articles in Spectator history). Previously, she has written comment for the Guardian, diary gossip for the Evening Standard and features for the Mail on Sunday, as well as profiling cult figures for Dazed & Confused. Emily is also a collage artist who draws on the work of Alexander Rodchenko. She has been obsessed with Russian literature since reading Dostoevsky’s The Idiot, and her book, Bad Romance, took inspiration from two of Soviet Russia’s most famous talents: the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky and the master of comic skaz Mikhail Zoshchenko. She wrote about the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution for the October issue of Tatler.
Follow Emily on Twitter @3milyhill
Saturday 28 October, 16:00 Frobisher 4-6
What is to be done? Literature and the Russian Revolution