I’m so excited to announce my blended memoir, inspired by my Horne Prize-winning essay “The Suicide Gene“.
In this book I hope to write in a way that captures everything about the experience, which includes the often-weird and retrospectively funny stuff. I don’t want to contribute singularly bleak mental health writing. I try to always include light and shade, to make my ideas accessible and readable. It’s crucial to me that people hear these messages, to feel comforted or angry or like part of a cool saddo troupe. The best way to have them heard is to write with nuance, humour and compassion (and, yes, awfulness and heartache).
This book will incorporate my own life, research, investigation, pictures, drawings, tear-stained pages and some kind of comfort robot, patent pending.