Rights offering detail :
The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania
Nov. 24, 2019
Author:
Sam Twyford-Moore
Category:
Non-fiction: General/Other
Description:
Writing and mental illness make excellent bedfellows, for better or worse. The Rapids — creative and courageous — is an extraordinary personal memoir peppered with film and literary criticism, as well as family history. With reflections on artists such as Carrie Fisher, Kanye West, Robert Lowell, Delmore Schwartz, Paul Thomas Anderson and Spalding Gray, Twyford-Moore also looks at the condition in our digital world, where someone’s manic episode can unfold live in real time, watched by millions.

His own story, told unflinchingly, is shocking and sometimes blackly comic. It gives the book an edge that is not always comfortable but full of insight and empathy. Smart, lively and well-researched, The Rapids manages to be both a wild ride and introspective at once, exploring a condition that touches thousands of people, directly or indirectly.
Rights available:
Translation rights
Rights sold:
World English rights (excluding ANZ) sold to University of Toronto Press
Contact:
Joumana Awad
UNSW Press
joumana.awad@newsouthpublishing.com.au
phone: 0289361422
UNSW Press, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052
Offering #:
15859
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