Three Lessons from Tanimbar, a Prologue and an Epilogue

At the Ubud Writers and Readers festival tonight, I’ll be giving a talk on my book Stealing With the Eyes at the lovely Casa Luna restaurant. I’m really looking forward to it. The subtitle of the talk is “Three Lessons from Tanimbar, a Prologue and an Epilogue”. As a taster, here is the outline. I’m looking forward to it. Prologue: On Babies made from Shit “From her shit she made a ball, and out of this she fashioned a baby” …

Strange Collaborations

This morning, a parcel arrived containing my author copies of Snapshots of Museum Experience, the book on which I collaborated with my former partner, the late Elee Kirk. It is good to see the book published after so long. But this has been something of a strange collaboration. Over two years ago, Elee and I went into the our favourite coffee shop here in Leicester for what we called, half-jokingly, a ‘summit meeting’. We always liked to schedule in time …