Jessica Hopper with Sharlese Metcalf
Someone with a deep background in music and cultural journalism, with two acclaimed books to her credit - The Girls’ Guide to Rocking and The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic - Jessica Hopper is here tonight with her newest book of essay prose, Night Moves (University of Texas Press).
“Jessica Hopper's Night Moves reads like a diary—immediate and urgent. Hopper and her friends prowl the streets of Chicago on bicycles, always moving, surrounded by both the city and a cocoon of occupied affection. It's full of music and pets and friendship and made me feel as if the heating bills in Chicago would be worth it, if one could have this sort of busy, free life. The book exists in that space between fact and fiction, between novel and memoir—but I knew right away that every word was true.” - Emma Straub.
“Jessica Hopper opens the window to a past that might have been my past, or your past, or the past of someone you know. It is a book of poems, it is a memoir, it is a living journal, all at once. This is the best writing—personal, but with two arms held wide open to invite you in. Night Moves is a book teeming with generosity. It gives and gives and asks only for an eager imagination in return.” - Hanif Abdurraqib.
Jessica Hopper will appear in conversation with KEXP Radio Host and Producer Sharlese Metcalf.