Talking about collapse writing, online and in fiction.
A report from a session with the artist Monique Besten, midway through the Dark Mountain Workshop project at Riksteatern.
A review of two books about the Anthropocene by Christian Schwägerl and Gaia Vince.
What does art do when the world is on fire? This was the question that framed the Dark Mountain Workshop project.
An essay about the role of literature under the shadow of climate change, commissioned by the Free Word Centre, London.
In 2014, we republished the Dark Mountain Manifesto as a paperback book. This new essay was written to introduce the text, telling the story of how it came about and where it led us.
As shadows lengthen over our whole way of living, we may once more be in need of the kind of storytelling that stalks truths so monstrous they turn our minds to stone if looked at straight on.
Five years on from the launch of the Dark Mountain Manifesto, Paul Kingsnorth and I spoke together as part of Schumacher College’s Earth Talks series.