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Josh and Judy's Speed Read

Judy Batalion, Josh Cohen

02/03/2008 11:45 am
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Looking for adventure, romance, political satire? Worried about what’s left on the shelf? We helped participants find a book they will treasure for years to come. Participants brought along their favourite underrated book and enthused about it for 1 minute – speed reading rather than speed dating. Guided by the hosts Josh Cohen and Judy Batalion, a whole world of literature was discovered in the space of an hour, and there was a chance to win a mystery literary prize.

Judy Batalion

Judy Batalion is a Canadian writer, performer and lecturer based in London. She is currently performing stand-up, compiling an anthology about comedy audiences, and teaching at Central Saint Martins.

Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen is a psychoanalyst in private practice, and Professor of Modern Literary Theory at Goldsmiths University of London. He is the author of numerous books and articles on modern literature, psychoanalysis and cultural theory. His books include Not Working, How to Read Freud and The Private Life. He lives in London.