My review of Wild Sea, Joy McCann's authoritative and entertaining history of the Southern Ocean, the world's wildest and most remote body of water, is published in the September 9th edition of History Today.
This month, two exhibitions and a flurry of symposia in his home town of Norwich commemorate what would have been the writer WG Sebald’s 75th birthday.
I recently participated in an event organised by Birkbeck College’s journal of new writing, The Mechanics’ Institute Review. MIR is planning the first of several themed issues. The inaugural one will be on ‘Climate’ – a broad concept, as we discussed.
Photo: the image of Walter Benjamin at the Whitney Gallery, New York City, August 2018.
‘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.