5 September, Amsterdam. 12.30 – 13.15. At Manuscripta, Westergasfabriek, Westerliefde. Interview with Bas Heijne about Teach Us to Sit Still.
9 September, London. 18.00. I’ll be speaking at a debate at the RSA (8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ) entitled Mindfulness: The key to a healthier society?
30 September, Berlin, 18.00 – Vertretung der Europäischen Kommission, Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin (Reading from Dreams of Rivers and Seas)
6-8 October, Frankfurt – Buchmesse
13 October Elmau, 19.00 – Schloss Elmau, 82493 Elmau
14 October, München 20.00 – Literaturhaus, Salvatorplatz 1, 80333 München
15 October, Dortmund, 20.00 – Thalia Bookshop, Westenhellweg 44, 44137 Dortmund
11 November, Lüneburg, 20.00 – Heinrich-Heine-Haus, Am Ochsenmarkt 1, 21335 Lüneburg
30 October, London, 12.15pm until 1.15pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore. In the Battle of Ideas Festival I’m on a panel discussing For and against alternative medicine
31 October, London, 10.45am until 12.15pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore. In the Battle of Ideas Festival I’m on a panel discussing What science can and cannot tell us
27-30 January, 2011 Berlin – Akademie Schmöckwitz, Walberberg-Seminar „Literature and Health“
Strange Love in the North, an essay on Per Petterson, Hugo Claus and Gerbrand Bakker, in the NYRB, June 24, 2010
America First, an essay on contemporary fiction and translation in the NYRB, July 15, 2010
Semantic Polarities in the works of Thomas Hardy and D H Lawrence, in the Italian review Merope
L’impasse de l’Enfant-Jésus: some remarks on Beckett’s bilingualism, in the Italian review Letteratura e Letterature.
The Day is Coming, short story, in the first issue of Little Star, New York
Grey Matter of Words, an essay on language, narrative and the brain, in the first issue of Little Star, New York
The Education of ‘John Coetzee’, NYRB, Feb 11, 2010
Stop It and Act, an essay on Cesare Pavese, LRB, Feb 11, 2010
A new translation of Machiavelli’s The Prince was published with Penguin Classics in July 2009