Lauren Elkin is the author of the novel Une Année à Venise (Editions Héloïse d'Ormesson) and The End of Oulipo? An Attempt to Exhaust a Movement (with Scott Esposito, forthcoming, Zer0 Books). Her essays have appeared in numerous publications including the Guardian, Bookforum, and the Daily Beast, and are forthcoming in n+1 and the TLS. She lives in Paris and London.
A Redemptive History of East London
WHEN RIOTS EXPLODED IN NORTH LONDON last August, they quickly spread to the east, to some of the most impoverished areas ...