On Anarchist Fiction: Margaret Killjoy Speaking Tour

Posted Tuesday January 14th 2014 by Jen Angel

Author and editor Margaret Killjoy is touring to promote his forthcoming book, A Country of Ghosts, an anarchist utopian novel to be published by Combustion Books. In this talk, Margaret will focus on the usefulness of fiction--with a focus on utopian fiction--in anarchist struggle. Check out the awesome video below of Margaret speaking with Ursula K LeGuin in Portland.

Margaret Killjoy is the editor of Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction as well as We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation (which was referred to as "deftly edited" by The New Yorker). His first fiction book was What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower. Margaret’s fiction has been praised by Alan Moore and Cory Doctorow, and SJ Chambers called the book, “A fun read, not only engaging, but also enlightening. It is a story about class warfare, capitalism, oppression, revolution, and most of all free will.”

Margaret will be touring the southern part of the US throughout most of March 2014, making stops in Maryland, Virginia, Nortch Carolina, Georgia, Flordia, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, and California. 

If you are interested in booking an event with Margaret or would like to receive updates on the schedule, please email Jen.

“Over the years, Margaret Killjoy has spoken in our community bookstore on a wide range of topics -- literary, artistic and political. Killjoy's presentations are always marked with a unique flourish for showmanship and never fail to find an audience eager to be challenged and entertained.”
-- Libertie Valance, Worker/Owner at Firestorm Cafe & Book


Ursula K. Le Guin and Margaret Killjoy - Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers On Fiction from pdxjustice Media Productions on Vimeo.

More information:

Margaret Killjoy’s Biography: http://birdsbeforethestorm.net/bio/
On Fiction and Anarchism, with Ursula K Leguin (video): http://vimeo.com/9010456
On “What Lies Beneat the Clock Tower (interview): http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/10/interview-with-margaret-killjoy
Combustion Books: http://www.combustionbooks.org/
A Country of Ghosts: http://www.combustionbooks.org/products-page/fiction/a-country-of-ghosts/
Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: http://www.akpress.org/mythmakersandlawbreakers.html
We Are Many: http://www.akpress.org/wearemany.html
What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower: http://www.akpress.org/whatliesbeneaththeclocktower.html