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Mary Gaitskill

Move over 50 Shades, Gaitskill’s back...

Novelist and short story writer, Mary Gaitskill is the recipient of many literary awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Known for being an erotic writer who is unafraid to explore what sex reveals for and about her characters, Mary Gaitskill’s talent and scope is what has made her novels and short stories endure. Now back with her first book in over 6 years, keep reading for a selection of interviews hand-picked from around the web along with some of her work that we think you’ll enjoy.




Secretary explores Lee's BDSM relationship with her boss. Based on a short story in ‘Bad Behaviour’, Secretary has since become something of a cult classic.

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