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“A totally entertaining and original writer”

–Ira Glass, This American Life

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“A totally entertaining and original writer”

–Ira Glass, This American Life

Silence is not an option

Lindy West is a columnist at The Guardian, a contributor to This American Life, and a freelance writer whose work focuses on feminism, social justice, humor, and body image. Her work has appeared in the New York TimesCosmopolitan, GQVultureJezebel, The Stranger, and others. She is the founder of I Believe You, It's Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens, as well as the reproductive rights destigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion. Her first book, a memoir called Shrill, is out May 17, 2016 from Hachette Books.


“A triumphant, exacting, absorbing memoir” Booklist (starred review)

“Required reading.” Publishers Weekly

“One of the most notable voices on the internet.” Flavorwire

“Lindy West can take almost any topic and write about it in a way that is smart, funny, warm, and unique.” Bustle

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“A thrilling, kick-ass, joyous ROAR of a book.”
— Caitlin Moran, NYT bestselling author of How to Be a Woman

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“A thrilling, kick-ass, joyous ROAR of a book.”
— Caitlin Moran, NYT bestselling author of How to Be a Woman

North American Tour


May 14, 11:00am

BookCon
Hachette Books booth 1717
McCormick Convention Center
Chicago, IL

 

May 18, 7:00pm

WORD Bookstore
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

 

May 19, 7:00pm

Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Avenue.
St. Louis, MO63108

 

May 21, 7:00pm

Book People
603 North Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

 

May 24, 7:00pm

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA 94925

 

May 25, 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

 

May 26, 7:00pm

Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

 

 

June 7, 7:30pm

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W. Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209

 

June 8

Vancouver Writers Fest
In conversation with Marsha Lederman, 
The Globe and Mail
Vancouver, Canada

 

June 11

Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest
In conversation with Rebecca Traister
Chicago, IL

 

June 21, 6:30pm

Kramerbooks
1517 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

 

June 22, 7:00pm

The Strand
828 Broadway (@ 12th St)
New York, NY 10003

 

November 5

Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival
Portland, OR

UK & Ireland Tour


May 30, 7pm

Interview with Irish Tatler
Raddison Golden Lane
@irishtatler

 

May 31, 7:00pm

Waterstones Deansgate
91 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW
@waterstonesMCR

 

June 1, 6:00pm

Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow G40 1BP

 

June 2, 7:30pm

Southbank Centre with Bridget Christie
Royal Festival Hall Level 5 Function Room

 

June 3, 7:00pm

Bristol Festival of Ideas
Waterstones 11A Union Galleries
Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3XD
@festivalofideas

 

June 4, 11:30am

Hay Festival with Laura Bates, founder of Everyday Sexism
Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road, 
Hay on Wye, HR3 5PJ
@hayfestival

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“An essential voice for women, whose talent and bravery have made the internet a place I actually want to be.”

— Lena Dunham, #1 bestselling author of Not That Kind of Girl

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“An essential voice for women, whose talent and bravery have made the internet a place I actually want to be.”

— Lena Dunham, #1 bestselling author of Not That Kind of Girl

REPRESENTATION

Gary Morris
The David Black Agency
(718) 852-5500
gmorris@dblackagency.com

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Anna Millard
Hachette Speakers Bureau
437 Fifth Avenue, 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10016
(212) 647-6331
AnnaM@hachettespeakersbureau.com

USA PUBLICITY

Michelle Aielli
Hachette Books
1290 Avenue of the Americas, 4th floor
New York, NY | 10104
(212) 364-1223
michelle.aielli@hbgusa.com

UK PUBLICITY

Elizabeth Masters
Quercus Books
Carmelite House, 4th floor
50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ
020 3122 7191 
Elizabeth.Masters@quercusbooks.co.uk