Two celebrated writers explore love, loss and grief with author and journalist Melissa Benn
Clover Stroud’s sister died of cancer at the age of forty-six. In The Red of My Blood she describes the year that followed, a year of grief and sadness but also of the many magical ways in which death and life existed together. She will be in conversation with the noted psychotherapist Juliet Rosenfeld, author of The State of Disbelief: A Story of Death, Love and Forgetting, and the author and journalist Melissa Benn. They will consider the ways in which we can and must come to terms with the loss of a loved-one..
Clover Stroud is a writer and journalist, writing regularly for the Sunday Times, the Guardian and the Saturday and Sunday Telegraph, among others. Her first book, The Wild Other, was shortlisted for The Wainwright Prize. Her critically acclaimed second book, My Wild & Sleepless Nights: A Mother’s Story was rated one of the ‘best books of the year, 2020’ by the Observer and the Telegraph and the Sunday Times, and was a Sunday Times bestseller. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and five children..
Juliet Rosenfeld is a psychotherapist and writer who works in private practice in London. Juliet spent 15 years in advertising and briefly, the Civil Service before retraining as a clinician. She has written for a variety of publications and is especially interested in understanding the role of grief and love in the consulting room. Juliet is an elected Trustee of the UK Council of Psychotherapy, and clinical trustee of the Freud Museum London. She is currently writing her second book, ‘Affairs’ (to be published in 2023 by PanMacmillan), which seeks to understand from a psychological perspective why people have affairs, and the childhood roots that are so often at the heart of these complex relationships.