Saturday February 22, 2020

‘At my age, if I can’t talk about my evil thoughts, when can I do it?’

When Viv Albertine, ex-guitarist with feminist punk band the Slits, re-emerged as a memoirist four years ago, her first book Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys was a raucous, laceratingly honest accounting of adulthood, motherhood, marriage and the female artistic self. Her new book, To Throw Away Unopened, is a far darker proposition, just as honest, but going places most of us would rather not go, writes Nadine O’Regan

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
20th May, 2018
5
Viv Albertine: ‘I can’t be bothered to be good at sex’ Pic: Getty

Viv Albertine thrives on honesty. It’s her currency; it’s how she gets about the place. It’s kicked her in the teeth sometimes, this candour. But it’s also given her an increasingly successful literary career - the English writer has published two memoirs in the last decade, the first of which won the Rough Trade book of the year in 2014, and the second of which has newly arrived in bookshops to deservedly glowing reviews. Formerly...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Poor Sad Childless Jen is over. All hail Hot Happy Childfree Jen, in possession of a brand-new Sag award and the undying love of her famous ex

Emer McLysaght | 3 weeks ago

When Peter McGovern heard the CCJ being described as a colosseum, he knew he had succeeded

Rosanna Cooney | 1 month ago

The Chinese New Year celebrations begin this Saturday. Here’s your guide to what’s on, what it all means and, most importantly, where to eat the best dumplings

Sarah Taaffe-Maguire | 1 month ago