Sydney Writers Festival I'll be taking part in three events at the SWF. Talking about Insomnia on May 2. Leading a workshop called 'Too Much Information: how honesty in memoir only travels so far' on May 3rd. Taking part in a panel event on May 4about living in an age...

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PBS ‘Articulate’

Looking forward to filming with PBS on April 6th, for their series Articulate about writers and their ideas: can writing forever change the way we see things?

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Modern Life

I'll be at the ChipLit Festival on Saturday 27th April, talking with Vybarr Cregan-Reid about the afflictions of the modern age. Is the way we live now making us sick? We'll be at the Methodist Church at 2pm, and you can purchase tickets here.

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Writing our Bodies

Can't wait to chat with Sinead Gleeson and Alex Clark at this year's Cambridge Literary Festival. We'll be discussing illness, anxiety, embodiment and feminism and our commitment to writing about these matters personally. Tickets are available here. Sunday 7 April,...

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Descent into Darkness

Talking about female anxiety and rage with Lisa Apignanesi and Amanda Craig at Jewish Book Week. Thursday 7 March, 8.30pm, Kings Place. Buy tickets Here.

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Reading in Aberdeen

Talking about Insomnia with Lee Randall on Monday 4 March as part of the Big Sky: Big Horizons series of lunchtime talks. At the Aberdeen Performing Arts Centre, 1pm. Tickets available Here.

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The Bookshop, Kibworth

I'm kicking off a series of Spring events for Insomnia on 13th Feb at The Bookshop in Kibworth, Leicestershire. Advance tickets are £8 HERE Upcoming also at the Aberdeen Performing Arts Centre, Jewish Book Week, Cambridge Literary Festival & the ChipLitFest. More...

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Top 10 Books on Insomnia

As published in The Guardian From history and fiction to philosophy and poetry, I've gathered up the works that helped me understand an unsettlingly common problem... https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jan/02/top-10-books-about-insomnia-marina-benjamin

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Insomnia in TLS

The TLS carried an abridged extract of Insomnia, ahead of UK publication, that picked up one of the book's key threads: the false appeal of the idea of enchanted sleep, and how that idea masks real anxieties about how we live. In the book this argument is spliced and...

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Insomnia: Edinburgh Nov 28

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ. Golden Hare Books is delighted to welcome Marina Benjamin, with her brilliant essay on that most-maligned of conditions, Insomnia. Come along, have a drink, and learn...

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