[16th September 2014]
If you sponsored me to run the Great North Run, my apologies. I fell ill. The general rule amongst runners is that if you have a cold, you can probably run. Anything below the neck, don't. This is also known as the "chest equals rest" ...[8th September 2014]
Tomorrow, September 9th, is the official publication day of both Ninety Percent of Everything and - whoop! - a 2014 version of The Big Necessity. They are both published by Picador. The Big Necessity has a 2014 afterword in which I attempted to ...[27th August 2014]
I haven't been to World Water Week for a few years. The last time I was there, I chaired the judges for the WSSCC media awards, which was great. This time, I've been invited to anchor a panel by UNICEF. The event is called Make ...[23rd July 2014]
I haven't got permission to post this, but I post it with full credit. It's by Lena Khalaf Tuhaffa, and I found it via tweets by Bim Adewunmi and then on this site. Running Orders They call us now. Before they drop the bombs. ...[14th July 2014]
When you write a book, and are lucky enough afterwards to be asked to speak about it, often, you tend to repeat yourself. Or, I tend to repeat myself. There are certain things I repeat because I believe that they never lose their power. In ...[4th July 2014]
As if it's not confusing enough that I have a book with two titles (Deep Sea and Foreign Going for the UK edition, Ninety Percent of Everything for the US edition), I also have two paperbacks. The Portobello version of the book was issued as ...[4th July 2014]
I try very hard not to hate anyone or anything. I avoid using the word "hate," and ask other people not to use it. "Why not say 'dislike'?" Hate is violent and I dislike it very much. But today I did some hating. It wasn't an obvious ...