A Sense of Direction: Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Sheila Heti and Christian Lorentzen

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London Review Bookshop

How do you make art with your friends without losing your friendship? Instead of an art project, it was a life project.

Gideon Lewis-Kraus’s memoir A Sense of Direction is an account of three pilgrimages – the Camino de Santiago, a tour of Buddhist temples on the island of Shikoku, and a journey to the tomb of a Hasidic Rabbi in the Ukraine – undertaken in the wake of a family crisis.

Gideon was at the shop to talk about pilgrimage, writing and reconciliation with Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be? and Christian Lorentzen, senior editor at the London Review of Books.

Listen to the full event below. You can also listen to Sheila's previous visit to the bookshop here.