Josh Cohen

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 Spectacular Allegories (1998), Interrupting Auschwitz (2003) and How to Read Freud (2005), as well as numerous reviews and articles on modern literature, philosophy and psychoanalysis, appearing regularly in the TLS, Guardian and New Statesman. His latest book, The Private Life, was published by Granta in 2013, and addresses our current raging anxieties about privacy through explorations in psychoanalysis, literature and contemporary life.

Josh’s most recent book, NOT WORKING was published by Granta in January 2019.

A book on the therapeutic power of literature will be published by Ebury in 2020.

Writing Life, Writing Women: Lisa Appignanesi and Lara Feigel

Walter MacFarlane Stage

When Lisa Appignanesi’s partner of thirty years died suddenly, she was cast into a state of both grief and rage, and sanity seemed elusive.  Her recent book Everyday Madness charts her journey from loss to love, and reflects on the nature of memoir writing.  Lara Fiegels’ book Free Woman is an investigation of freedom that […]