In advance of my participation in this week’s Sydney Writer’s Festival, I spoke at length to Phillip Adams about Nervous States, host of Late Night Live.
Nervous States: Democracy & the Decline of Reason is published in the US by Norton on 26th February. It’s been described as an “interdisciplinary masterpiece” in The New York Times Book Review, and The New Yorker interviewed me about the book’s ideas here.
Upcoming events and discussions of my forthcoming book (more will be added as they are confirmed):
26th September – Blackwells, Oxford, in conversation with George Monbiot
29th September – Wigtown Book Festival
13th October – Ilkley Literary Festival
14th November – Guardian Live, in conversation with Jonathan Shainin
21st November – Burley Fisher books, in conversation with Suzanne Moore
22nd November – Queen Mary Center for the History of the Emotions Annual Lecture
Talk given at CRASSH, Cambridge, 1st June (begins at 27 minutes)
Talk given to Goldsmiths MFA programme, 16th January 2017
I’ll be in conversation with Ann Pettifor about her new book, 23rd March, ippr.
This conference aims to address issues of social-scientific expertise and claims for authority in the light of recent political events and the rise of populism in Europe, the US, and elsewhere. These expressions represent different kinds of voice with implications for public debate and democratic practice and we believe that as social scientists and academics we have to bring our voices to bear more insistently within these debates.
More details here.
C-span Books broadcast of an event in New York, June 2015, to discuss The Happiness Industry.