In Conversation with Jia Tolentino

Jia Tolentino is one of the New Yorker’s brightest new talents. In Trick Mirror, her recent collection of interconnected essays, she writes about our confusing era of malleable truth and personal and political delusion. Her subjects range from the rise of the internet, to feminism, to our culture’s endless drive towards ‘self-optimisation’, to her own generation’s obsession with extravagant weddings.

Now, as our lives have become almost entirely digital, join her to discuss how the age of the internet has changed who we are, and to reflect on our new lockdown online culture.

Tolentino’s writing is admired by writers including Zadie Smith and Rebecca Solnit, who has hailed Tolentino as the “best young essayist at work in the United States”.

Join us for this live online event when she’ll be talking to Today in Focus presenter Rachel Humphreys, and answering some of your questions too.

Running time: 60 minutes

This event will be hosted on the third-party live streaming platform Bluejeans, please refer to their privacy policy before purchasing a ticket. After registering, you will receive a unique link 24 hours in advance to access the event online.

If you require closed captions to be available on this event notify us on your booking form or email [email protected] at least 48 hours prior to the event.

If you are joining us from outside the United Kingdom, you may use this time zone converter to check your local streaming time.

£5 plus £0.83 booking fee











When: Thu., July 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jia Tolentino is one of the New Yorker’s brightest new talents. In Trick Mirror, her recent collection of interconnected essays, she writes about our confusing era of malleable truth and personal and political delusion. Her subjects range from the rise of the internet, to feminism, to our culture’s endless drive towards ‘self-optimisation’, to her own generation’s obsession with extravagant weddings.

Now, as our lives have become almost entirely digital, join her to discuss how the age of the internet has changed who we are, and to reflect on our new lockdown online culture.

Tolentino’s writing is admired by writers including Zadie Smith and Rebecca Solnit, who has hailed Tolentino as the “best young essayist at work in the United States”.

Join us for this live online event when she’ll be talking to Today in Focus presenter Rachel Humphreys, and answering some of your questions too.

Running time: 60 minutes

This event will be hosted on the third-party live streaming platform Bluejeans, please refer to their privacy policy before purchasing a ticket. After registering, you will receive a unique link 24 hours in advance to access the event online.

If you require closed captions to be available on this event notify us on your booking form or email [email protected] at least 48 hours prior to the event.

If you are joining us from outside the United Kingdom, you may use this time zone converter to check your local streaming time.

£5 plus £0.83 booking fee

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