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Full Story podcast

At the end of last year I spoke with Gabrielle Jackson at the Guardian about my essay Trouble Breathing, following up on how the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt here and globally, and what might be learnt from all this. The episode has now been published alongside some other great interviews in […]

December publications

The Penguin Books anthology, Fire, Flood, Plague, edited by Sophie Cunningham, is out in the world today. It’s a fantastic collection of reflections on the year that has been, and I’m thrilled to be there among some of my favourite writers and thinkers. My essay, Trouble Breathing, was also published in the Guardian in October. […]

Lockdown 2.0

I wrote something for Overland about Italy’s second wave and the slow return of some of the restrictions. As one of the first regions designated ‘zona rossa’, Piemonte has been under semi-lockdown since the 6th November. It’s a strange time in this uncanny city, caught in the net of pandemic déjà vu. I’m privileged to […]

Trouble Breathing

I have an essay in the Guardian this week, called Trouble Breathing: It will also be published in the book Fire Flood Plague, edited by Sophie Cunningham, and out through Penguin Australia on December 1. For me, breath has been very central to what’s happening this year. It’s interesting to see that link being made […]