Joanna Walsh

Joanna Walsh is a writer, artist and editor. She is the author of seven books, including the digital work Her latest book, Break.up, was published by Semiotext(e) in 2018. She is a PhD candidate in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia, where she also runs Critical Acts at


What links the deaths of Natalie Wood, Freud, Pamela Anderson, and some cultural critics to an episode of Diagnosis Murder? Is there something to be uncovered? Or, are you just being paranoid?

‘A dead writer’, wrote the artist Linda Stupart, ‘exists in words’. There are so many women dying right now. We have to learn how to die in onscreen as well as how to live, writes Walsh.


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