Running with the Pack will be published on March 7th – with Granta, the publishers of The Philosopher and the Wolf. The launch coincided with a scheduled (and, needless to say, very well-earned) sabbatical from the University of Miami, and before I knew it I found myself on a tour of the UK: split between March and May (in between I’ll be spending a month at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon, where I’ll be Visiting Professor). I’ll post details of the March schedule as soon as they have been finalized.
I’m looking forward to going back to Oxford at the end of March – I spent a couple of very happy years there in the late 1980s doing my doctorate, and haven't really been back very much since. I’ll be writer-in-residence at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, and will be giving two talks there – one on Running with the Pack and the other on The Philosopher and the Wolf.
And, in May, I’m very much looking forward to appearing at the Telegraph Hay Festival. I grew up only around thirty miles away, but it will be the first time I’ve visited the area in the same number of years.
One last thing – if anyone does have a ticket for the Wales-England game in Cardiff on March 16th, and might be willing to part with said ticket for an agreed price, please do let me know
Anyway, here is the March schedule, as it currently stands. I apologize for posting it so late - the precise details have been in flux until now.
Monday 4th March
7.00 p.m. Waterstone’s Piccadilly (Guest of Serpentine Running Club), London, UK (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday 6th March
12.00 p.m. Book Signing, Toppings and Co., The Paragon, Bath
1.00 p.m. Bath Festival (Guildhall), Bath, UK
7.00pm The School of Life, London, UK
Saturday 9th March
3.45pm Words by the Water, Keswick, UK
Monday 11th March
7.15 p.m. Run and Become, Edinburgh
Thursday 14th March
7.00 p.m. John Pounds Church
Saturday 16th March – Sunday 24th March
Writer-in-Residence at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival
Thursday 21st March
10.00 a.m. Oxford Literary Festival: Running with the Pack
Saturday 23rd March
2.00 p.m. Oxford Literary Festival: The Philosopher and the Wolf
My tour of the UK - to go with the launch of Running with the Pack - begins early next month. Details to follow shortly ...
Here is a piece of mine that came out recently in Aeon Magazine.