A review of a new political novel by Alison Miller which accidentally demonstrates why so many political novels don’t work.
I’ve produced a lot of words over the last two decades. This is not an archive of all of them, but you might call it the edited highlights.
It includes reportage from Britain and the wider world, book reviews, interviews, debates, talks and other ephemera, culled from Fleet Street papers, magazines, books, the programmes of plays, websites and more.
Some time ago I also put together some advice for writers, and thoughts on the writing life.
A review of the book by American uber-journalist Thomas Friedman
The article with which we launched the Free West Papua Campaign in 2005.
An on-the-ground report on the battle for the last rainforests of Tasmania.
Noreena Hertz’s new book is as ridiculous as she is.
The ‘global market’ does not complement democracy: it directly undermines it.
A report from the frankly wearying European Social Forum of 2004
Standing up for your place can be a radical act.
Meet your new, global ruling class. Welcome to the future!
How to use dishonest language to mask what you are actually doing