A long read about Sweden, its story of itself and the role this country plays in the political imagination of millions of people who have never been here.
Negotiating the Surrender
An essay written for This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook (Penguin, 2019).
After We Stop Pretending
An essay for Dark Mountain: Issue 15 on the strange hot summer of 2018 and the beginnings of the new climate movements.
Ten Years on a Mountain: A Farewell
Written to accompany the announcement of my departure from Dark Mountain after ten years at the heart of the project.
The Consequences of Unacknowledged Loss
An essay written for the programme for the Orange Tree Theatre production of Joe White’s Mayfly.
A tribute to a writer by whose work so many of us found our bearings. Written for Contemporary Theatre Review.
Three Seasons With CEMUS
This essay was my contribution to the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Centre for Environment and Development Studies at Uppsala University.
This essay on the role of art in modernity and its relationship to the sacred was written for Dark Mountain: Issue 12 – SANCTUM.
How Climate Change Arrives
An essay for The Precariat, a one-off newspaper published by the organisers of Planet B festival in Peterborough.
The Fall of the Murdoch Wall
An angry, hopeful reflection written in the days after the UK general election of 2017.