|Born||Alameda County, California|
|Occupation||Psychoanalyst and author|
|Notable works||Lacan for Beginners, Why Do Women Write More Letters Than they Post?, Promises Lovers Make When It Gets Late|
|Notable awards||President of the College of Psychoanalysts, Trustee of the Freud Museum, and Honorary Visiting Professor in Psychoanalysis at Roehampton University|
Darian Leader (b. Alameda County, California, 1965) is a British psychoanalyst and author. Leader studied Philosophy in Cambridge, and then History of Science in Paris, where he also trained as an analyst. He is a founding member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR).
- Lacan for Beginners, 1995, later editions with a changed title: Introducing Lacan (2000, 2005)
- Why Do Women Write More Letters Than they Post?, 1996
- Promises Lovers Make When It Gets Late, 1997
- Freud's Footnotes, 2000
- Stealing the Mona Lisa: What Art Stops Us from Seeing, 2002
- Why Do People Get Ill? Exploring the Mind-Body-Connection (with David Corfield), 2007
- The New Black. Mourning, Melancholia and Depression, 2008
- What Is Madness?, 2011
- Strictly Bipolar, 2013
- Hands: What We Do With Them – and Why, 2016
- 1998 'A Response to the Photographs.' In Henry Bond (ed.) The Cult of the Street (London: Emily Tsingou Gallery).
- 1988 'Entries on psychoanalysis.' In "Fontana Dictionary of Modern Though" (London Fontana).
- 1990 'Trahison ou Traduction du Trait Pervers'. In "Navarin" (Paris).
- 1997 Phantasy in Klein and Lacan.' In "The Klein-Lacan Dialogues" (London Rebus Press; Eds Bernard Burgoyne and Mary Sullivan)
- 1998 Lacan’s Schema L, in 'Mapping the Soul, Models and Schemas in Psychoanalysis" (ed Bernard Burgoyne, London, Rebus Press)
- 1998 'Beating Phantasies and Sexuation' in "Psychoanalysis and Sexual Difference" (ed "Renata Salecl", "Duke University Press".)
- 2000 'Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams', in "Waterstone’s Guide to Literature", London, pp. 32–36.
- 2003 'Lacan’s Myths', in Jean-Michel Rabate, ed, "‘The Cambridge Companion to Lacan’", (Cambridge University Press), pp.35–49.
- 2004 'Can there be a monopoly on psychoanalysis?' in "'Who Owns Psychoanalysis?'", ed Ann Casement, London, Karnac Books.
- 1998 'A Response to the Photographs' in Henry Bond, The Cult of the Street, Emily Tsingou Gallery, np.
- 1999 'Body Swap', Marc Quinn, Hannover Kunstverein, np.
- 2000 'Sculpture Between the Living and the Dead', in Marc Quinn, Milan, Prada Foundation, pp. 14–19.
- 2002 'Animals Looking Sideways', in Olivier Richon, Royal College of Art.
- 2002 'Eva Hesse', Tate Magazine, 2, pp. 78–81.
- 2002 'The System of Rodney Grahams Costume Trilogy', in Rodney Graham, London, Whitechapel Gallery, pp. 35–43.
- 2002 'Stealing the Mona Lisa, What Art Stops Us from Seeing', London, Faber and Faber.
- 2003 'Out of Place', Art Review, 54, pp. 66–8.
- 2003 'Elastic Band Reality', Modern Painters, 16, pp. 90–93.
- 2003 'Drawing on Space', in Antony Gormley, Domain Field, Gateshead, Baltic, pp. 8–15.
- 2003 'Anya Gallaccio', Modern Painters, 19.
- 2003 'Drawing on Space in Domain Field at Winchester: Antony Gormley', Winchester, Hampshire Sculpture Trust, pp. 8–15
- 2003 'Some Thoughts on Greenbergs Abstract, Representational, and So Forth', in Transmission, Speaking and Listening, ed Sharon Kivland and Lesley Sanderson, Sheffield Hallam University, pp. 15–21.
- 2004 'Drawing in Space' in Antony Gormley, Making Space, Gateshead, Baltic, pp. 57–76
- 2004 'What Turns Something into Something Else?' in Marc Quinn, Flesh, Irish Museum of Modern Art, pp.xi-xiv.
- 2005 'The Double Life of Objects' in Cornelia Parker, Perpetual Canon, Stuttgart, Kerber Verlag, pp. 72–7.
- 2005 'Sophy Rickett', Portfolio, 41, pp. 22–26.
- 2005 'The Information', in Nigel Cooke, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
- 2006 'Primal Scene Photography', in Bettina von Zwehl, Steidl/Photoworks
- 2006 'The Architecture of Life', in Jane and Louise Wilson: Sealander, Haunch of Venison, Zurich
- 2006 'Polymorphous Perverse: Tim Noble and Sue Webster', Time Out, 12 December
- 2007 'Chop Chop', in Loukia Alavanou, Haas and Fischer, Zurich
- 2008 'Life Painting' in Ed Cohen, Jeannie Freilich Gallery, New York
- 2008 'Freudian Tales' in Alice Anderson, Artprojex, London
- 2009 'Assault on the Egg' in Enrico David, Basel Kunstverein
- 2009 'The Blank Page', in This is not a book about Gavin Turk, London, White Cube
- 2009 'In Conversation with Jeff McMillan', The Possibility of an Island, Peer Gallery, London
- 2009 'In Conversation with the Turner Prize artists', Tate Etc, forthcoming
- 2009 'Forms of Attachment' in Martin Creed, Works, Thames and Hudson, London
- 2010 On Antony Gormley, 'Being a Part of It', in Antony Gormley, 'One and Other', Jonathan Cape, London, pp. 312–7.
- 2010 On Dawn Woolley, 'Cut-Outs', in 'Cut to the Measure of Desire', Cardiff n.p.
- 2010 On Christian Marclay, 'Glue', in 'The Clock', White Cube, London n.p.
- 2010 On Anish Kapoor, 'Turning the World Upside Down', in 'Turning the World Upside Down', Serpentine Gallery.
- 2013 On Andrew Grassie, 'Looper', The Rennie Collection, Vancouver
- 2016 On Nigel Cooke, 'Darian Leader in conversation with Nigel Cooke', Phaidon Press, London.
A list of journal articles can be found here.
- Susanna Rustin "Getting in Touch" The Guardian, 26 January 2008.
- Leader, D. (9 April 2009). "Talking therapy". Guardian. London.
- Leader, D (2010). "Therapy shows us life is not neat or safe. So why judge it by those criteria?". University of Roehampton.
- Leader, D. (9 September 2008). "A quick fix for the soul". Guardian. London.
- Leader, D. (21 June 2011). "How psychiatry became a damage limitation exercise". Guardian. London.
- Leader, D. (29 July 2011). "Anders Behring Breivik and the logic of madness". The Guardian. London.
- Leader, D. "Darian Leader interviewed about the marketing of depression".
- Leader, D. (2011). "What is Madness?". RSA. Archived from the original on 1 October 2013.
- Leader, D. (6 November 2012). "Nail biting doesn't belong in psychiatry's list of OCD symptoms". Guardian. London.
- Leader, D. (26 April 2013). "Bipolar memoirs: What have I done?". Guardian. London.
- Radin, Victoria (19 November 1997). "Wednesday's Book: Promises Lovers Make When It Gets Late by Darian Leader". London: The Independent, Wednesday, 19 November 1997.
- Faber, & Faber,. "Freud's Footnotes: Darian Leader". 7 February 2000.[permanent dead link]
- Herman, David. "Stealing the Mona Lisa: what art stops us from seeing by Darian Leader". London: The Independent, Tuesday, 19 March 2002.
- Appignanesi, Lisa (18 February 2007). "Sick in the head". London: The Observer, Sunday 18 February 2007.
- Mantel, Hilary (24 February 2007). "All in the mind?". London: The Guardian, Saturday 24 February 2007.
- Hanif Kureishi, Christopher Tayler, (11 March 2007). "Christopher Tayler & Hanif Kureishi review Why Do People Get Ill?". London: The Telegraph, 11 March 2007.
- Jeffries, Stuart (23 February 2007). "Talking cure". London: The Guardian, Friday 23 February 2007.
- Leith, William (5 March 2008). "The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression by Darian Leader". London: The Telegraph, 12:02AM GMT 5 March 2008.
- Kureishi, Hanif. "The Sadness Epidemic". New Statesman, 21 February 2008.
- Appignanesi, Lisa (25 January 2008). "The New Black, By Darian Leader". London: The Independent, Friday, 25 January 2008.
- Mantel, Hilary (2 February 2008). "Anatomy of melancholy". London: The Guardian, Saturday 2 February 2008.
- Linklater, Alexander (9 October 2011). "What is Madness? by Darian Leader – review". London: The Observer, Sunday 9 October 2011.
- Rose, Jacqueline (1 October 2011). "What Is Madness? by Darian Leader – review". London: \The Guardian, Thursday 29 September 2011.
- Shakespeare, Nicholas (24 October 2011). "What Is Madness? by Darian Leader: review". London: The Telegraph, 24 October 2011.
- Kureishi, Hanif (7 October 2011). "What is Madness?, By Darian Leader – Review". London: The Independent, Friday, 7 October 2011.
- Linklater, Alexander (6 May 2013). "Strictly Bipolar by Darian Leader – review". London: \The Guardian, Monday 6 May 2013.
- Baggini, Julian (13 June 2016). "Hands: What We Do With Them – and Why by Darian Leader – review". London: \The Guardian, Monday 13 June 2016.