Maria Fusco is an award-winning Belfast born writer based in Glasgow, working across fiction, criticism and theory, her work is translated into ten languages. Her latest books are Legend of the Necessary Dreamer (London: Vanguard Editions, 2017) described by Chris Kraus as “a new classic of female philosophical fiction” and Give Up Art: Collected Critical Writings (LA/Vancouver: New Documents, 2017) of which James Elkins had written “Maria Fusco is one of the most inventive and informed practitioners of art writing… After a book like this, most nonfiction seems curiously unaware of what writing can be.” Her latest work ECZEMA! celebrates the 70th anniversary of the NHS, commissioned by National Theatre Wales, it is published as a vinyl disk by Accidental Records. Master Rock is a repertoire for a mountain, commissioned by Artangel and BBC Radio 4, the experimental radio play has been experienced by more than 2.5 million listeners. Her solo-authored books are With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form, 2013 (LA/Vancouver: New Documents, 2013), Gonda, 2012 and The Mechanical Copula, 2011 (both published Berlin/NY: Sternberg Press) and she is founder of The Happy Hypocrite, a journal for and about experimental writing. She is Professor of Interdisciplinary Writing at Northumbria University, previously Reader the University of Edinburgh and Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. She Visiting Professor at University of Art & Design Offenbach am Main, Frankfurt and Research Fellow at Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam throughout 2018.
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