The Matter of Grief: Clover Stroud & Juliet Rosenfeld

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..

A beautiful addition to the literature of loss. It will serve as a lit match, to be passed from one person to the next in the darkest moments.”

the sunday times – the red of my blood

Clover Stroud

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

Juliet Rosenfeld read French and Italian at Oxford before working in advertising and briefly in the civil service. She began to retrain as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist 15 years ago. She works in London in private practice and has two sons. This is her first book..


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