Kirsty Gunn writes short stories, novels and essays. She also directs and teaches, with novelist Meaghan Delahunt, WordPath Scotland, an online weekend creative writing programme. Gunn is the recipient of several awards and prizes including the Scottish Arts Council Bursary for Literature, the New York Times Notable Book award, and the Sundial Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year.
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John Wilson Foster is an essayist, literary critic, cultural historian and playwright. From 1974 until 2002 he was Professor of English at the University of British Columbia of which he is now professor emeritus. In 2001 he was National University of Ireland Professor at NUI, Maynooth. After early retirement he was a Leverhulme visiting professor to the U.K., visiting professor at the University of Toronto, and visiting fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Dr Keith Kahn-Harris is a writer and sociologist. He teaches at Leo Baeck College and Birkbeck College and is a Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, the RSA and the Higher Education Academy. The author of seven books, his interests range from the British Jewish community to extreme metal music scenes. He has contributed to publications including The Guardian, New Humanist, Times Literary Supplement and he guest edited the Jewish Quarterly magazine in 2014–2015.
Denialism comes … Keep Reading
Phillip Lopate is an essayist, novelist and poet. He has written four personal essay collections — Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre, Portrait of My Body and Portrait Inside My Head, as well as a pair of novellas, a memoir of his teaching experiences, three poetry collections, a collection of his movie criticism, an urbanist meditation, a critical study, and a biographical monograph. He is currently a professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, where he teaches nonfiction … Keep Reading
In July 2019, Carola Rackete, former ship captain of Sea-Watch 3, was temporarily arrested on the Italian island of Lampedusa when she took the decision to sail 40 migrants into a port without authorisation. Every year thousands of people drown trying to reach safe harbour in the EU. German non-governmental organisation, Sea-Watch, commissions ships to rescue refugees in the Mediterranean sea. Sea-Watch has so far been involved in the rescue of well over 35,000 people.
Her book, Handeln statt … Keep Reading