a beautifully evocative, poetic memoir ... Basquiat was aware of the criteria with which posterity would judge him. Widow Basquiat should be part of those criteria.A" -The Herald Widow Basquiat is different ... builds up into an engrossing narrative which details nearly all the pivotal events of Basquiat's short life. It's a refreshing angle on a story that could easily have veered into myth-making or melodrama ... Clement offers far more clues to the cryptic symbols which litter his paintings than any art critic could.A" -The Times A brilliant account of the relationship between Basquiat and his muse and lover ... a compelling book that leaves a giant sized lump in the throat ... Clement hypnotises us with a vivid portrait of Basquiat, powerfully evoking his inventiveness as an artistA" -Independent on Sunday
About the Author
Jennifer Clement studied English Literature and Anthropology at New York University and French Literature in Paris. Clement is the author of the memoir Widow Basquiat, which made the "Booksellers' Choice" list in the U.K., and 2 novels, A True Story Based on Lies, which was a finalist in the Orange Prize for Fiction, and The Poison That Fascinates. She is also the author of several books of poetry: The Next Stranger (with an introduction by W.S. Merwin), Newton's Sailor, and Lady of the Broom, each published in bilingual editions in Mexico, and a New & Selected Poems from Shearsman Books. Clement's work has been translated into eight languages.