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Tomorrow

Joanna Kavenna

‘She was living as herself, in herself, without ever thinking about what that meant.’

I went the other day to the loft of a friend’s house. It was amusing, how long he’d been storing my stuff. That was because he had a house, a carpeted halogen-lit house, because years ago he’d been virtuous and prudent. Even when the rest of us were busy floundering, doling out beer for rent m…


Joanna Kavenna

Joanna Kavenna grew up in various parts of Britain and has also lived in the US, France, Germany, Scandinavia and the Baltic States. She is the author of three novels: Inglorious, The Birth of Love and Come to the Edge; and one work of non-fiction, The Ice Museum. In 2008 she was awarded the Orange Prize for New Writing. Her work has appeared in publications including the New Yorker, the London Review of Books, the Guardian, the Observer, the Times Literary Supplement, the International Herald Tribune, the Spectator and the Telegraph. She has held writing fellowships at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and St John’s College, Cambridge. ‘Tomorrow’ is an excerpt from a forthcoming novel.

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