Fernanda Eberstadt & Olivia Laing: Bite Your Friends

Fernanda Eberstadt’s Bite Your Friends is both a history of the body as a site of resistance to power, and a subversive memoir, drawing on a cast of outrageous heroes including Diogenes, Saint Perpetua, Pasolini, Pussy Riot and the political artist Piotr Pavlensky, who nailed his scrotum to the pavement of Red Square to protest Vladimir Putin’s tyranny.

Eberstadt was in conversation with critic and novelist Olivia Laing, whose latest book is The Garden Against Time (Picador).