Paul Kingsnorth

Masthead and all the other great pictures are by Alan 'Baggelboy' Rogerson.

My new essay collection, published by Faber in April 2017, has been described by Geoff Dyer as ‘an important and stimulating collection of essays by a radically original writer.’ You can read more about it here.

 

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  • The Beauty of Things Recordings | 13 September 2017 In August 2017, I was invited to give a talk at Tor House, former home of the Californian poet Robinson Jeffers. Jeffers was one of the inspirations for the Dark Mountain Project, which takes its name from one of his poems, so it was with a sense of having come full circle that I spoke…
  • The Last Wolf Reviews | 23 August 2017 Is there anything more tiresome than debating the essence of “Englishness” – or any other national identity, come to that? Millions of words must have been spilt on this fruitless quest over the past century, generating gigatonnes of wind that could have been usefully harvested for energy. Each time, no “essence” is to be found,…
  • A Washington conversation Recordings | 11 August 2017 A film of a talk, with readings, I gave in the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington DC in August 2017, about my books ‘Beast’ and ‘Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist.’
  • The end of solitude Reviews | 26 April 2017 Michael Harris, author of the new book Solitude, is a Canadian writer who lives in a big city and whose life is defined and circumscribed, as so many Western lives are now, by digital technologies. He finds it hard to leave his phone at home in case he misses anything. He worries about his social…
  • The Axis and the Sycamore Essays | 15 April 2017 This summer, I built my children a tree house. Adults build tree houses because they always wanted one when they were young, or because they can remember their own childhood tree house fondly. The actual children are secondary concerns. I deliberately built my tree house large enough so that adults could sleep in it. When…
  • Walking on Lava Recordings | 10 April 2017 This is a talk I gave at Schumacher College in March 2017, with my Dark Mountain co-founder Dougald Hine, in which we talk about the state of the environmental movement in the age of Brexit and Trump. H

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