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.
Please visit the Aurora Metro Arts and Media Charity page for more information, or check out the Virginia Woolf Statue Facebook page. Follow us on our new Twitter feed. Please visit our new 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. I have thoroughly enjoyed researching her life and finding out even more about 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 in NB Magazine
Review on EvilCyclist Blog
Review on Last Word Book Review
Virginia Woolf in Richmond on Goodreads
At the London Book Fair 2018 with the Aurora Metro Catalogue featuring Virginia Woolf in Richmond on the front cover.