Animal Unleashed: Lisa Taddeo

Lisa Taddeo and Rachel Giese

Animal Unleashed: Lisa Taddeo

Lisa Taddeo and Rachel Giese

6:00pm

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Since her 2019 shot to literary stardom with her nonfiction work Three Women, Lisa Taddeo has made an international impact writing about feminism, power and rage. In her debut novel, Animal, Taddeo guides us on a visceral exploration of the fallout from a male-dominated society. The story introduces us to Joan, a woman who has spent a lifetime enduring the cruelties of men. When one of them commits a shocking act of violence in front of her, she flees in search of the only person who can help her make sense of a life-long rage, and then summon the power to finally strike back.

Interviewer: Rachel Giese

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Since her 2019 shot to literary stardom with her nonfiction work Three Women, Lisa Taddeo has made an international impact writing about feminism, power and rage. In her debut novel, Animal, Taddeo guides us on a visceral exploration of the fallout from a male-dominated society. The story introduces us to Joan, a woman who has spent a lifetime enduring the cruelties of men. When one of them commits a shocking act of violence in front of her, she flees in search of the only person who can help her make sense of a life-long rage, and then summon the power to finally strike back.

Interviewer: Rachel Giese

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Lisa Taddeo is the author of Three Women. She has contributed to The New York Times, New York, Esquire, Elle, Glamour and many other publications. Her nonfiction has been included in the anthologies Best American Political Writing and Best American Sports Writing and her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes. She lives with her husband and daughter in New England.

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Rachel Giese is an award-winning journalist and a deputy national editor at The Globe and Mail. Formerly, she was the editorial director of Xtra Magazine. Her 2018 book Boys: What it Means to Become a Man (HarperCollins Canada and Seal Press) was a Canadian bestseller and won the Writers’ Trust of Canada Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

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6:00pm

Saturday, October 23, 2021

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