Book Launch: The Last Sane Woman by Hannah Regel - Camden Art Centre

Book launch and discussion featuring Hannah Regal and Juliet Jacques

Join Hannah Regel and Juliet Jacques to discuss the themes of friendship, failure, and obsession that emerge in her debut novel which follows Nicola Long, a fine arts graduate who becomes engrossed in the mysterious correspondence she finds in a feminist archive.

Book Description:

Nicola Long is a few years out of a fine arts degree, listless and unenthusiastically employed in London. She begins to spend her hours at a small underfunded archive dedicated to women’s art. There she discovers one side of a correspondence beginning in 1976 and spanning a dozen years, written from one woman – a ceramics graduate, uncannily like Nicola – to a friend living a contrasting and conventionally moored life. As Nicola reads on, an acute sense of affinity turns into obsession.

The Speakers

The Speakers

Hannah Regel lives in London and works as an editor at Book Works. She has two published collections of poetry, When I Was Alive and Oliver Reed (both Montez Press, 2017 and 2020). The Last Sane Woman (Verso, 2024) is her debut novel.

Juliet Jacques is a British writer, filmmaker and journalist, known for her work on the transgender experience, including her transition as a trans woman, as well as her short fiction and cultural criticism, but also for critical writing on football.