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July 2016
Jul172016

Ways With Words Festival

- at Dartington Hall

I'll be taking part in a hand-carved session entitled 'Rogue Bards' with my friends the writer Jay Griffiths and the mythologist and storyteller Martin Shaw. Expect old gods.

Jul302016

Port Eliot Festival

- at Port Eliot festival

I'll be talking about, and reading from, my new novel Beast, at the Port Eliot literary festival down in sunny Cornwall.

August 2016
Aug032016

Topping and Co

- at Toppings and Co

An evening of Beast-liness as I talk about and read from my new novel at this Bath bookshop. There will probably be wine.

Aug062016

Caught By The River Thames

- at Fulham Palace

I'll be talking about my new novel, Beast, with my publisher from Faber & Faber, Lee Brackstone, at this London lit and culture fest.

Aug072016

Wilderness Festival

- at Cornbury Park

I'll be talking about, and reading from, Beast, at this fancy Oxfordshire festival.

Aug292016

Edinburgh International Book Festival

- at Edinburgh Book Festival

I'll be talking with Hungarian novelist György Spiró, who also writes strange novels, about our retrospective new ones.

September 2016
Sep032016

Dark Mountain Base Camp

- at Embercombe

I'll be talking about Beast, amongst other things no doubt, at the first big Dark Mountain event since 2014.

Sep092016

Charlie Byrne’s bookshop, Galway

- at Charlie Byrne’s

An evening event at Galway's legendary bookshop; I'll be talking about my writing: the new book, Beast,  but also The Wake, my work with Dark Mountain, and more. Books will be on sale, and wine is rumoured.

Sep182016

Shorelines Arts Festival

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I'll be at this great little arts, lit and music festival in my local town, Portumna, in County Galway, talking to fellow novelist Nuala Ni Chonchuir about Beast, and perhaps other things. Tickets are on sale now at the link below.

Sep212016

Faber Social

- at The Social

With readings from yours truly, with fellow writers Amy Liptrot and Nina Lyon and musician Chris T-T, this is an evening of literature, music, drinking and conviviality. And book sales. In a cellar in London. Not to be missed!

Sep232016

Resurgence 50th Anniversary Celebration

- at Worcester College

I'll be one of the many speakers at this fiftieth anniversary bash for Resurgence magazine in Oxford.

November 2016
Nov052016

Crossing Border Festival, Netherlands

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I'll be appearing at this Dutch literary and culture fest in The Hague to talk about Beast.

December 2016
Dec012016

Shakespeare and Company, Paris

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Another evening of Beast-liness, as I talk about and read from my new novel at this legendary Paris bookshop. More details to come.

Dec092016

The Prophets of Rock and Wave

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In the wilds of Dartmoor, in the depths of winter, I'll be working with mythologist and storyteller Martin Shaw to create a weekend of mythology, story and moorland experience for writers who want to deepen their craft. Over a weekend spent in remote buildings, around fires and on the moors, we will explore what it means to un-civilise our writing and our selves. We will look to the creation of stories, poems, narratives and worldviews that are startling in their freshness, by walking…

March 2017
Mar26

Oxford Literary Festival

- at Oxford Literary Festival

I'll be talking about my forthcoming essay collection, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist, and I might also be talking about Beast, which comes out in paperback this summer.

April 2017
Apr21

Bristol Festival of Ideas

- at Watershed

I'll be talking about the ideas in my new essay collection, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist, which is published by Faber in April, in discussion with Andrew Kelly.

Apr22

Cambridge Literary Festival

- at Cambridge

I'll be talking about the new essay collection, in conversation with New Statesman culture editor Tom Gatti.

Apr29

Cúirt International Festival of Literature: Confessions

- at Galway, Ireland

I'll be chairing a discussion about nature and wildness, featuring Jay Griffiths, Richard Hamblyn and Gaia Vince.

Apr30

Cúirt Festival of Literature: Beast

at Galway, Ireland

I'll be reading from and talking about Beast with fellow novelists Sara Baume and Jenni Fagan

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