Viv Albertine

Post-punk legend Viv Albertine, guitarist from The Slits, talks frankly and fearlessly about her personal history – her divorce and the death of her mother, her loneliness and her anger, human dysfunctionality, the impossibility of true intimacy and the damage wrought by secrets and revelations. With brutal honesty and humour she shows how we can fall apart and then rebuild ourselves and re-engage with the world. This book follows Clothes Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys, which charts Viv's role as a woman in a male-dominated music scene. It was a Book of the Year in The Sunday Times, Mojo, Rough Trade and the NME and was shortlisted for the National Book Awards.

Viv will be in conversation with writer and psychoanalyst Anouchka Grose.