Virginia Woolf lived in Richmond for 10 years from 1914 to 1924. It was here, with her husband Leonard, where they created the Hogarth Press from their house in Paradise Road. From here, as well as publishing some of their own work, the couple published works by acclaimed writers such as T.S Eliot, Katherine Mansfield and Sigmund Freud.
It is appropriate that such a creative period in Virginia's life is commemorated with a life-size statue. This will be the first life-size bronze statue of Virginia Woolf.
Acclaimed artist, Laury Dizengremel, has been commissioned to create the statue. Please visit her website to see more of her wonderful work.
Visit the Aurora Metro Arts and Media Charity page for more information, or check out the Virginia Woolf Statue Facebook page or Twitter feed. For donations, please visit the Virgin Money Giving page.
In addition to the Virginia Woolf Statue project, I was invited to write Virginia Woolf in Richmond, looking at Virginia's life in Richmond and how it influenced her. This was published in November 2018 by Aurora Metro. The book was launched at the 2018 Richmond Literature Festival.
Interviews and Reviews
Q & A on Blogging Woolf
Q & A on Aurora Metro Books
Review in the TLS
Review/comment in Prospect Magazine
Review in The Modernist Review
Guest Blog Post on SkyLightRain
Interview on Advocate of Books
Review on EvilCyclist Blog
Review on Last Word Book Review