Place Writing Podcast – LSE Branching Out Festival

On Saturday it was my pleasure to chair a session on “place writing” at the LSE Branching Out Literary festival. It was an excellent set of ideas and ensuing discussion with three very different writers – Paul Farley, Sara Maitland and Tristan Gooley. It reflected on the recent renaissance of writing that is explicitly about place, landscape and the environment and raised some important questions about the role of such writing at this particular moment. It is available as a podcast at