Jen Cownie and Fiona Lensvelt discovered a shared love of tarot in their twenties, after taking a course together at Treadwell’s, one of the UK’s oldest occult bookshops. Drawn in by the beauty and richness of its visual symbolism, they quickly became immersed in the stories the tarot contains and the ways in which those stories can help people make sense of the full range of human experience - from the most significant moments in life to the smallest ones, and from the good to the bad to the completely baffling.
In 2018, they formed their stage show, Litwitchure, and have since appeared at events across the UK, introducing audiences to tarot as a tool for self-exploration and conversation, and using the cards to interview artists and authors on stage. Their interviewees have included Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina, Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Adults and Animals, and many more.
Fiona is also an editor at the publisher Unbound and was previously The Times Books commissioning editor, while Jen works as a strategy director for an advertising agency.
Wild Card is their first book.