‘Architecture can be employed as a form of violence and violation.’
‘Narrative is control, dominance, purposeful withholding, flirting’
‘When a day is not structured by appointments, meetings, driving to work, taking lunch, driving home, shopping (i.e. capitalism), its soft, loose (wild?) shapelessness becomes apparent.’
‘This isn’t the end of the world. It’s history going about its business. This isn’t the last apocalypse by a long shot.’
‘To me writing is a kind of listening. I don’t know what I am listening to, but I am listening!’
‘I’m not like, it’s slavery’s fault I’m single, but also I’m like, it is slavery’s fault I’m single’
‘What is this elsewhere that one is longing to be in? Part of the answer to this question, for me, is Switzerland.’
‘It’s easy to forget the power of words in an era ruled by profuse, beautiful and entrancing images.’
‘Spending time in a place in which you have no personal stake breeds a peculiar kind of contemplativeness.’
An interview with the 2019 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year.
‘Travelling into the Ness for the first time was exactly like Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker’ Robert Macfarlane in conversation with Adam Scovell.
‘We are real in an unreal reality, which we’re told is really real and that we’re actually unreal.’
We talk to the winner of the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
‘Dystopia is always already here, and so is utopia. What does it mean to accept that we're already living in both?’
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