Celebrating a decade of books, writing and ideas, 2010–2020.

Running thoughts

From some upcoming presenters

Portrait of Jon Ronson

Everybody’s complicit and nobody wants to think about it ... It’s within that hypocrisy that exploitation lies.

Portrait of Christiana Figueres

Slowly but surely, we’re building a much better world. It’s the slowly part that’s the problem...

Portrait of Ellena Savage

There’s something small and tender and connective about writing—nonfiction, fiction, whatever—that provides a necessary counterpoint to this feeling of atomised powerlessness.


Alexander Chee: How To Write An Autobiographical Novel




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