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‘Biography’s popularity lies in our enjoyment of gossip. And, as with gossip, what is said depends on the type of story we want to tell.’

July 2019

A Letter from Jessica Au

Jessica studied arts/law at the University of Melbourne, and has worked as a writer, editor and a bookseller. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Age and The Monthly.

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Edition 22

Aeon on thinkers and theories. A selection of favourite Essays from associate editor Jessica Au.


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Letters from the Editors

‘Biography’s popularity lies in our enjoyment of gossip. And, as with gossip, what is said depends on the type of story we want to tell.’

July 2019

A Letter from Jessica Au

Jessica studied arts/law at the University of Melbourne, and has worked as a writer, editor and a bookseller. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Age and The Monthly.

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‘Where did I get the notion that yearning for comfort is, if not a moral failing, tantamount to avoiding what’s meaningful in life?’

June 2019

A Letter from Kellen Quinn

Kellen studied film and Russian and East European studies at Wesleyan University. He has worked at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

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‘The burnt smell of the air, the orange sky and my spiral into asthma tell me as no news report can that change is happening fast.’

May 2019

A Letter from Pam Weintraub

Pam is the author of the award-winning book Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic (2008). She was previously executive editor at Discover and editor-in-chief of OMNI magazine.

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Aeon Editions

Edition 22

Aeon on thinkers and theories. A selection of favourite Essays from associate editor Jessica Au.

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Edition 21

Aeon on intimacy and alienation. A selection of favourite Essays from head of video Kellen Quinn.

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Edition 20

Aeon on living in the age of climate change. A selection of favourite Essays from senior editor Pam Weintraub.

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