February 1, 2017 in Talks, Upcoming Talk

Agustín Fernández Mallo

    Friction Talks are proud to host an evening with one of Spain’s most exciting contemporary novelists, Agustín Fernández Mallo, at Silvie on 7 March 2017. Mallo was born in…

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October 31, 2016 in Talks, Upcoming Talk

    Some memoirs take you places you never thought you’d go: like Marshall, Minnesota, where all there is to do is go to Walmart— unless you are Alice, her husband and…

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October 9, 2016 in Uncategorized, Upcoming Talk


I am haunted by babies, dead, unborn and unclaimed. They live in a dark winter forest of silver birch trees, where the tree trunks, branchless, glisten in the moonlight… ON…

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April 29, 2016 in Upcoming Talk

25 May 2016: Kurdish writer and filmmaker Kae Bahar in conversation with James Attlee

The next Friction Talks event will be presented in association with Film Oxford, a regional hub for film and digital media, and Poppadom Pictures, East Oxford's own neighbourhood cinema & curry... Read More