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Lauren Elkin

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Originally from New York (the suburbs, then the city), I moved to Paris in 1999, settling here for good in 2004; since then I’ve spent varying periods of time in London, Venice, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Recently transplanted to the Right Bank after years on the Left, I now spend most of my time tramping around Belleville.

My essays on books and culture have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, the Times Literary Supplement, the FT, and frieze (some of which you can read here), and I'm a contributing editor at The White Review. I tend to write on women’s writing, experimental poetics, life-writing, studies of place, and visual culture, especially photography.

My most recent book, Flâneuse: Women W
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“I walk because it confers- or restores- a feeling of placeness...I walk because, somehow, it's like reading. You're privy to these lives and conversations that have nothing to do with yours, but you can eavesdrop on them. Sometimes it's overcrowded; sometimes the voices are too loud. But there is always companionship. You are not alone. You walk in the city side by side with the living and the dead.”
Lauren Elkin, Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London

“We all have our own signals we're listening for, or trying not to hear.”
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“Walking it mapping with your feet. It helps you piece a city together, connecting up neighborhoods that might otherwise have remained discrete entities, different planets bound to each other, sustained yet remote. I like seeing how in fact they blend into one another, I like noticing the boundaries between them. Walking helps me feel at home.”
Lauren Elkin, Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London

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