Irma Kurtz

Irma Kurtz joined Cosmopolitan as agony aunt in 1972 and has been there ever since. A regular on BBC Radio 4 (for which she wrote and presented a 10-part series, Mediterranean Tales), she has written three self-help books, two novels and three travel books.

True Tales?
For the first time, JBW commissioned new work; storytelling with a common theme. We entitled this evening ‘True Tales?’ and selected some of our favourite writers who presented works of either truth or fiction. The tales were themed ‘Imprints of Home and Exile’. Throught the evening the writers offered suggestions of what remains when we leave home; which aspects of home leave us and which do we carry with us? Then they turned to the audience to vote on whether the story they j...
Scary Old Sex

In conversation with Irma Kurtz, Arlene Heyman, New York psychoanalyst and Bernard Malamud’s muse, introduces her debut collection of short stories, revealing what really goes on in people’s minds, relationships and their beds. Raw, tender, funny, truthful and often shocking, Scary Old Sex is a fierce exploration of the chaos and beauty of life.