Document editor Hannah Lack Images curated by My Best Fred
This issue of Document celebrates mavericks and outsiders, collecting work by and about groundbreaking writers and eccentrics who forge their own paths. We take a walk with Will Self, remember the late journalist Anna Politkovskaya and spend six days in 1975 with Big and Little Edie Bouvier at their Hampton mansion. Auberon Waugh meets cult author JP Donleavy, Tracey Emin recalls a special gift from the Chapman brothers, AM Homes pens the tale of a circus clown, and Chloe Aridjis presents a motley crew with survival instincts. We introduce 23-year-old new talent Eleanor Catton and unearth an overlooked one – the “Brazilian Borges”, Clarice Lispector. What follows is a collection of truth and fiction from the daring, the unorthodox and the exceptional.