Keynote Lecture: Alexander Chee

Friday 5 October at 12:30pm

Addressing this year’s Frieze Talks programme theme of autobiography,  Alexander Chee delivers a Keynote Lecture entitled ‘When I Am The Mask: Autobiography and Art’. Chee is the author of Edinburgh (2001), The Queen of the Night (2016) and the acclaimed essay collection How to Write An Autobiographical Novel (2018), which Eileen Myles praised as: ‘a really moving (and sometimes devastating) writing memoir of being young, of being someone and not entirely knowing it yet—all the while being so poetically receptive to the fragrant and devastating strains of beauty and beauty’s harsh wisdom that wind up moving and shaping a life’.

Alexander Chee (Author; New York) 

Main image: Alexander Chee. Courtesy: M. Sharkey