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A New Body Politic

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Cutting through the noise of self-commodification, debut authors Sam van Zweden and Sarah Walker talk about overcoming fear and loathing to reconnect with our minds and bodies, in conversation with Eloise Grills. Van Zweden’s Eating with My Mouth Open, winner of the 2019 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award, explores memory, hunger and wellbeing while celebrating food and the bodies it nurtures. Walker’s The First Time I Thought I Was Dying examines the junction of anatomy and society and how we can embrace our innate unruliness, drawing praise as ‘an unafraid and thrilling book’ (Maria Tumarkin).

Recorded for MWF in 2021.

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