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On Wednesday 11th February, 7.30pm I'll be talking about WG Sebald's ruminative account of a walk along the Suffolk Coast, with Rick Moody, Dinaw Mengestu, and Denis O'Hare (not dressed as a vampire, presumably) reading an extract.  

After the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, I wrote about my reaction for The Guardian.  

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Ursula Le Guin

 

Last night (November 19th) Ursula Le Guin accepted the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. 'I think hard times are coming', she said in her acceptance speech, ' when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how

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Salvation Mountain

I spoke to the New York Times Book Review about Gods Without Men. Listen here

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I'll be speaking at the following events in NYC

18th Sept  7pm: In conversation with Kamila Shamsie (A God In Every Stone) and Ken Chen of the Asian American Writers Workshop

Christian schoolbus propaganda, Mississippi

Of all the jargon words that get thrown around in British political discourse, "faith" may be the one from which I feel most alienated. If you listen to politicians, "faith" seems to be a nebulous goodness, a state of mind that leads citizens to behave in certain convenient ways. The faithful

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