The Wire


Jenny Hval writes novel about female desire and queer sensuality

Paradise Riot will be published by Verso in October

Norwegian artist, musician and former Wire cover star has announced she is to release a novel this year. Called Paradise Riot, the fiction follows the story of Jo, an overseas university student in a unknown country, as she experiences a sexual awakening and queer desire.

It will be released by Verso this October, with the exact date still to be confirmed. Hval spoke to Maya Kalev about her vampire inspired album Blood Bitch and more in The Wire 392. Subscribers can read that interview on Exact Editions.