An on-the-ground report from the protests against the G8 in Italy in July 2001
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.
An interview with naturalist and film-maker Sir David Attenborough
Whatever happened to the road protesters?
The recent Prague protests were the birth pangs of a new politics.
The Indian Himalayan Kingdom of Ladakh is negotiating with the modern world.
An interview with Booker Prize-winning author and activist Arundhati Roy
An interview with the shadowy Special Agent Apple of the Biotic Baking Brigade. Anarchism with pastry and a smile.
The text of a talk on campaigning journalism which I was invited to give to the annual conference of the International Federation of Environmental Journalists in Bogota, Colombia, in 1999
The best bits of Britain are the parts the motorways don’t reach.
Looking back on Britain’s first road protest.