“a whole generation of writers owes her”
Autobiography, fiction, essay? When I Love Dick was published in the US back in 1997, readers weren’t sure what to make of it. But over the last 20 years the ‘novel’, like Kraus herself, has acquired an army of devoted fans. For one thing, it’s very funny. I Love Dick tells the story of ‘Chris’, a ‘failed’ video artist who falls for, and writes a series of love letters to, her husband’s friend Dick (based on real-life cultural theorist Dick Hebdige). In the wake of the (long overdue) UK publication, Chris Kraus comes to Dublin to discuss her startlingly original take on femininity, desire and the epistolary novel in the company of journalist Una Mullally..