Readings & Press

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June 26th, 2017: THE COVEN: A WICCAN GATHERING “WITH SPIRIT,” PSYCHIC READINGS AND SPOKEN WORD (Featuring Lydia Lunch, Zoe Hansen and Jasmine Hirst. Presented by Norena Barbella & Soho House New York. At Soho House New York's Vinyl Room, 29-35 9th Avenue, NYC)

April 3rd, 2017: LYDIA LUNCH & BETH B.: (Kickstarter event to support the feature documentary “Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over” by Beth B. Featuring performances by Lydia Lunch, Birdthrower and Zoe Hansen. At The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street,...

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“Meet, Pay, Love” by Toni Bentley, a New York Times Sunday Book Review of Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex, featuring the short story “L.E.S.” by Zoe Hansen. (Edited by David Henry Sterry and R. J. Martin Jr., Soft Skull Press)

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Editor Jerry Stahl introduces reading of the The Heroin Chronicles (Akashic Books, 2013). Featuring contributors Zoe Hansen, Nathan Larson, Lydia Lunch, and Eric Bogosian. Stahl reads from his own book Bad Sex on Speed (Rare Bird Books/Barnacle Books, 2013). At the former St Mark's Bookshop, NYC, January 24th, 2013.

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Above: Zoe Hansen reading Pulled Pork, Andy Warhol’s only play, at Prince Street Project Space, at the opening reception for Pulled Pork: Unseen Images from Warhol’s Only Play, an exhibition of photographs by the late Leee Black Childers. September 13th, 2013, at 127-B Prince Street, NYC. (Curated by Kymara Lonergan and Oliver Klaassen. Presented by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in association with The Kymara...

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I was nicknamed Crazy Gringo or Eng-land by the dealers and neighborhood junkies who sat on stoops watching the block. They’d thought I was Hispanic but when I couldn’t respond in the broken New York-Puerto Rico tongue they spoke I’d told everyone I was from London England. One of the guys asked me where that was and if they spoke a different language there. I had made a few street friends well, as close as you want to get to these hardcore hustler slice you in a second dope fiends, they’d looked after me. Don’t think these streets are just a bunch of benevolent junkies waiting...

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1. What books are on your night stand now?

Screams from the Balcony by Bukowski, The Speed Chronicles (Akashic Books), and Jail Notes by Timothy Leary.

2. What’s the last great book you read?

Bad Sex on Speed by Jerry Stahl.

3. Which writers — novelists, playwrights, critics, journalists, poets — working today do you admire most?

Tough, because I most admire dead literary people. Bukowski,...

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Zoe Hansen interviewed for Who Killed Nancy?, a British documentary about the murder of Nancy Spungen, allegedly perpetrated by Sex Pistol Sid Vicious in the notorious Room 100 at New York City's Chelsea Hotel.

“On October 12th 1978 New York Police discovered the lifeless body of a 20 year-old woman, slumped under the bathroom sink in a hotel room. She was dressed in her underwear and had bled to death from a stab wound. The woman was Nancy Spungen, an...

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A Penthouse Forum cover story based on an interview with Zoe. Her name was changed to Dyana for legal reasons because she was still in the sex industry when she granted the interview.

What’s a nice girl like Dyana doing as the head of a New York City brothel? Exactly what she wants to.

Dyana puts out another cigarette She’s several smokes into our interview and well past her initial apologies for the habit.

Despite the general clatter and confined racket of people eating dinner in the West Village restaurant in which we sit, she manages to speak...

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