Fives logo – a stylised number five

with Joanna Walsh

The last thing that made you smile

Something made me laugh my ass off very recently but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was.

A secret

For something to become a secret, it has to occur to you that you might not want to tell it to anyone. I don’t have anything which it has occurred to me that I don’t want to tell to anyone at the moment.

The last thing you wrote

Apart from emails etc:

  • A list of stuff the builders have to do at the place I just moved to, written in chalk on a piece of cardboard.
  • A street poem in Granada, Spain (someone paid me 10 Euros for it!).
  • A letter to my correspondent as part of an epistolatory project we’re doing.
  • Fragments of a new short story.

Your favourite city

Paris. (If I were living in Paris it would most likely be somewhere else.)

What you’d place in a time capsule

I don’t like artefacts.

Joanna Walsh is the author of Hotel, Vertigo, Grow a Pair, and Fractals. Her writing has also been published by Granta Magazine, The Dalkey Archive Best European Fiction 2015, Best British Short Stories 2014 and 2015, The Stinging Fly, gorse journal, The Dublin Review and many others. She reviews for, amongst others, The New Statesman and The Guardian. She was a judge on the 2016 Goldsmiths prize, edits at 3:AM Magazine and Catapult, and is the founder of @read_women. She is currently writer-in-residence at the University of Maynooth, Ireland, and is working on a PhD developing experimental digital narrative at the University of East Anglia.