NEWS

 

OCTOBER 2015

 

'I would rather be whole than good' - I wrote an essay on Jung and addiction for the catalogue of the artist Melanie Manchot's Twelve exhibition at Peckham Platform

 

I interviewed the artist Chantal Joffe for Harper's Bazaar

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

 

September 15th. The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern - review (The Independent)

 

AUGUST 2015

 

August 31st. I wrote an essay about Mexico (The Independent)

 

JULY 2015

 

July 27th. Alice Anderson at Wellcome Collection - review (The Independent)

 

July 14th. Oprah Magazine recommends Eat My Heart Out - "bloody good satire." Chapter one of Eat My Heart Out is published in Oprah Magazine iPad edition.

 

July 13th. Jenny Holzer at Hauser and Wirth, Somerset - review (The Independent)

 

July 10th. Julia Fierro and I interviewed each other for Pixelated (details)

 

JUNE 2015

 

June 29th. Thomas Hirschhorn at South London Gallery - review (The Independent)

 

June 25th. Eat My Heart Out wins a Somerset Maugham Award and a Betty Trask Award at the Society of Authors 

 

June 15th. Review - Carsten Holler at Hayward Gallery (The Independent)

 

June 3rd. I was interviewed by Johanna Fateman for The Believer (details)

 

June 2nd. Agnes Martin at Tate Modern - review (The Independent)

 

June 1st. 7pm. I will be reading a bedtime story, along with Joanna Walsh and Will Self, commissioned by Visual Editions, at Ace Hotel, Shoreditch (details)

 

MAY 2015

 

May 26th. I was interviewed by Brazos independent bookstore in Houston, Texas (details)

 

May 22nd. Eat My Heart Out is shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize (details)

 

I was interviewed by PEN America (details)

 

The podcast of my interview with Chris Kraus at The LRB is now online (details)

 

May 18th. Review - David Hockney, new painting and photography at Annely Juda Fine Art (The Independent)

 

May 4th. Christopher Williams at Whitechapel - review (The Independent)

 

May 4th, 8pm. McNally Jackson, New York. US launch of Eat My Heart Out (details).

 

May 7th. Verso Books, New York. I will be in conversation with art critic Ben Davis about feminism and art (details)

 

May 8th. PEN World Voices Festival, New York. I will be reading from Eat My Heart Out (details)

 

APRIL 2015

 

April 21st. Review - Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilization, British Museum (The Independent)

 

April 16th. The first chapter of Eat My Heart Out published in PEN World Voices Anthology

 

April 8th. "A darkly funny, outrageous, and unromantic novel" - review of Eat My Heart Out in Kirkus

 

April 7th. Review - Glenn Ligon, Collisions and Encounters exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary (The Independent)

 

MARCH 2015

 

I went to Oslo to interview the artist Ida Ekblad (Frieze)

 

March 31st. I wrote about Amy Winehouse (The Pool)

 

March 24th. Review - Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America at the Saatchi Gallery (The Independent)

 

March 12th. I wrote a first look review of Savage Beauty: Alexander McQueen at the V&A (The Independent)

 

March 9th. "With this electric romp of a novel, Pilger turns a neon light onto the intersection of romantic love and feminism." Review of Eat My Heart Out in Publishers Weekly in the US

(Publishers Weekly)

 

March 6th. I wrote some advice to my teenage self for International Women's Day (Dazed Online)

 

March 5th. The Debrief took a photo of my bookshelves for World Book Day. (The Debrief)

 

March 3rd. Review - Goya's Witches and Old Women Album at The Courtauld Gallery, London. (The Independent)

 

March 2rd. I wrote a travel piece on Madrid (Frieze)

 

FEBRUARY 2015

 

February 16th. History Is Now, Hayward Gallery - review. (The Independent)

 

February 14th. Ready To Die? I wrote a Valentine's Day piece in 2012 on tragic love and femininity. (Frieze)

 

Feminist Perspectives on Kate Chopin's The Awakening. Audio

 

JANUARY 2015

 

Monday 26th Jan. I wrote about Rubens' nudes and Linda Lovelace (The Independent)

 

 

Thursday 22nd Jan. I'm pleased to be shortlisted for the international Anthony Burgess / The Observer Prize for arts jounalism. Details.

 

Monday 12th Jan. I wrote about Mexican indigenous art at Fig. 2, ICA Studio (The Independent)

 

 

Monday 12th January. I will be interviewing Chris Kraus at the LRB Bookshop about the re-edition of her novel, Torpor. Details.

 

 

Thursday 15th January. I will be talking on the subject of My Dark Places, along with Ben Lerner and the artist James Batley. Local Transport, ACE Hotel, Shoreditch. Details.

 

 

My artist to watch in 2015: Elektra KB (The Independent)

 

 

My recommendations for exhibitions in 2015 (The Independent)

 

 

The US cover of EAT MY HEART OUT (left) has been finalised, with a quote by Chris Kraus, author of I LOVE DICK:

 

"Craving whatever she hasn't got and detesting whatever she has, Zoe Pilger's brilliant and psychically bulimic narrator is everyone's

anti-Bridget Jones. An awareness of the pathology of romantic love,and a terror of what lies in its absence, lies at the heart of this 

brutally funny book."

 

EAT MY HEART OUT will be published in the US by The Feminist Press at CUNY in May 2015. I will be doing events at PEN World Voices Festival, McNally Jackson, and more.