A generational touchstone by the leading authority on the art world, a captivating book in three parts which seeks to answer the contentious question 'What is an Artist?'
Sarah Thornton is the author of the international hit, Seven Days in the Art World [Granta, 2008]. She has been the chief writer on contemporary art for the Economist and a contributor to publications such as the Guardian, The Art Newspaper and the New Yorker. She has aBA in Art History and a PhD in Sociology. She lives in London.
"Ford's forty-four authors find forty-four different ways of catching the precise moment when a heart is defined, a soul broken, a joy named. These are fictions that bring you right home to the size, threat, and wonder of reality ... a fine reminder that short stories are somewhere we can begin to live a little, be awake, feel and speak to each other." -- A. L. Kennedy