BIO: Christiana Spens was educated at the University of Cambridge and the University of St. Andrews, and is the author of ‘The Wrecking Ball’ (Harper Perennial, 2008), illustrated book ‘The Socialite Manifesto’ (Beautiful Books, 2009) and ‘Death of a Ladies’ Man’ (3:AM Press, 2012). She writes for Studio International, the Quietus and Art Wednesday.
SYNOPSIS: From a debauched past as a student at Cambridge to greedy, shiny London in the late eighties with his wife, Adrian’s personal politics veer increasingly towards the anarchic even as his public life stays intact. But as that behaviour begins to destroy Adrian’s marriage, family, and unfortunate acquaintances, the personal becomes political, and his unlawful deeds turn to propaganda. Spens’ novella is a dark and satirical portrait of a man losing control in the public eye, and taking his loved ones with him.