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Borderland: Walking La Ruta Walter Benjamin

24th, Jul 2017

 

Chemin Walter Benjamin reads a lemon-hued sign, half-hidden under tree branches. A shaded path heads alongside a house in the hamlet of Puig el Mas in southernmost France in the Côte-Vermeille, a winegrowing area which produces, among other varieties, Côtes du Roussillon.

Cities of the mind

04th, Jun 2017

 

         ‘Novels about architecture don’t sell.’ A fellow writer told me this years ago, at a literary festival in Canada. He’d written a novel about an architect which, as far as I could tell, was doing well.

Shoebill safari

03rd, Feb 2017

Uganda is home to spectacular birds. The country’s location in central eastern Africa accounts in part for its extraordinary diversity, with over 1,000 species recorded in a landmass the size of the UK.

Autoficción – the new novel?

01st, Oct 2016

‘There is no real life. It’s always the story of your life that you’re living.”

                                                                            – Aleksander Hemon

What will Brexit mean for nature?

30th, Jul 2016

The effect of the recent Brexit vote on Britain’s nature policy hardly seems to be at the top of anyone’s list of post-referendum worries. In the news there has been scant attention given to the prospect of the withdrawal of EU legislation to protect the environment.

Ice Diaries - an Antarctic memoir

31st, Jan 2016

In March 2016 I will publish Ice Diaries - an Antarctic memoir. It's a book about ice and its properties, both emotional and physical - a tale of ice and the polar regions and a travelogue filtered through a personal climate change story.

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