Hadley Freeman is the author of The Meaning of Sunglasses, Be Awesome and House of Glass and has been a Guardian columnist and staff writer since 2000, where she writes the popular Ask Hadley fashion column. She also contributes to Vogue. She lives in New York and London.
Deborah Treisman and Hadley Freeman
As fiction editor of The New Yorker, Deborah Treisman is one of the most influential arbiters of literary taste on either side of the Atlantic. She not only hand-picks New Yorker short stories, but also edits the works of literary luminaries such as Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami and Salman Rushdie. She and The Guardian‘s Hadley Freeman will discuss journalism in general, The New Yorker in particular and, perhaps, who m...
Life Moves Pretty Fast
Hadley Freeman hosted a Saturday night Valentine’s Special at JW3 based on her latest book, Life Moves Pretty Fast, explaining why the 1980s was a truly dazzling decade in cinema history. In conversation with award-winning author Francesca Segal she also explored why, in her opinion, no period since has produced such an influential stream of movies.
House of Glass – Hadley Freeman in conversation with Lisa Appignanesi
Hadley Freeman talks about her exquisite and moving memoir, House of Glass, an exploration of assimilation, identity and home.
After her grandmother died, Hadley travelled to her apartment to try and make sense of a woman she’d never really known. Sala Glass was a European expat in America – defiantly clinging to her French influences, famously reserved, fashionable to the end – yet to Hadley much of her life remained a mystery.
By piecing together letters, phot...
Plague and Prejudice
During the course of the pandemic – when the benefits of cooperative pursuit of knowledge have been so obvious – ignorance-based hatred and prejudice have seen a rapid rate of infection. Simon Schama explores how ‘viral prejudice’ has been an enduring ...