Surreal Noir: 24 Nov 21

Surreal Noir logo by SL Johnson

Coming up on the eating holidays, it’s SURREAL NOIR at NoBounds Radio. This episode gets me belatedly into Noirvember mode: a dive into Highsmith’s Cry of the Owl which my students just read (they’re not onto Deep Water so maybe I will get on to that next here). I also wrote about the 2009 adaptation with Julia Stiles, Carolyn Davernas, and Paddy Considine for the upcoming Retreats from Oblivion takeover of Film International. And yes, I have the new Highsmith journals and notebooks: exciting!

I also yammer on a bit about Leonora Carrington’s ‘My Mother is a Cow’ which sharp-eyed readers will know I presented on at the International Society for the Study of Surrealism global event.

In addition to readings from both books, there’s music from Wendy Rule, Inanna, Björk, Combustible Edison, and Victoria Squid. Hope you enjoy!

Listen here, 20:30 BST/15:30 EDT.

UPDATE: archive link here, listen any time at all.