Non Fiction



The Library of Doris Lessing, The Guardian, 11/2/2017.

Pynchon in Poland n+1  5/8/2010

The Death of Old Kashgar, Unmapped, 17/1/14

The Art of Escape LA Review of Books 3/3/13

A Perfect Bomb n+1, October 2010

Comfortable living in the City of the Dead | Egypt Independent

Jumping the Dragon Gate, LA Review of Books 30/8/12

This Doctor Says He Can Cure Heroin Addicts By Putting Them in a Coma‘, VICE, 19/2/14


Long march towards cultural genocide Index on Censorship Winter 2020

Boycott Mulan LRB Blog 11/9/20

Mosque destruction in Xinjiang Apollo magazine 16/5/19

Along the Ili River LRB Blog 3/4/19

‘One out of Eleven Uyghurs is in a Concentration Camp’ Zocalo Public Square 6/3/19

The arrest of Lu Guang Frieze Jan 2019

Where is Rahile Dawut? LRB Blog 16/8/18

Cambridge University Press and ‘Academic Freedom‘ LRB Blog 22/8/17

Piece on Chinese cities for The Guardian 20/3/17

The End of the One-Child Policy LRB Blog 3/11/15

Everyday Corruption LRB Blog 11/9/15

Interview with Ian Johnson of the New York Times 13/8/15

181 Terrorist Groups, LRB Blog 6/6/15

Utterly Vile: Ilham Tohti’s Life Sentence, Dissent Blog, 30/9/14

Are Militants from China’s Xinjiang Region Really Being Trained by the Islamic State?, Vice News 25/9/14

China needs to shift its agriculture from the water-scarce north, china dialogue 31/7/1

What We Talk About When We Talk About ‘The Uyghurs’, Dissent, Summer 2014

China can’t follow the US on climate change, say experts, china dialogue 5/6/14

Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary, Vice News, 3/6/14

Super fast bus systems are ‘the best hope’ for fixing China’s gridlock, china dialogue, 22/5/14

After Kunming, LRB Blog 5/3/14

Free Ilham Tohti, LRB Blog 28/2/14

How long till China is self-sufficient in recycled waste? chinadialogue 30/1/14

The Death of Old Kashgar, Unmapped, 17/1/14

Behind the Dunes, LRB Blog 16/1/14

The widening costs of China’s national smog problem, chinadialogue, 11/12/13

‘Terrorism’ in Tiananmen Square, LRB Blog, 8/11/13

An interview with Sean Gallagher: China’s environmental crisis, chinadialogue 2/10/13

‘The Silk Road of Pop’- a Q and A with the director at China File 25/9/13

‘The many trials of Mr Horse’, The Dublin Review, 52

Seeking Truth from Facts’  London Review of Books Blog 5/9/13

‘It’s not fair if you don’t let us cheat’  London Review of Books Blog 17/7/13

Learning the wrong lessons in Xinjiang, Dissent 3/7/13

Uyghur Shrines of the Taklamakan Desert LA Review of Books 16/5/13

Dead Pigs, Toxic Smog London Review of Books Blog 24/4/13

China’s policies in inner Mongolia The Independent 16/4/13

No Middle Way London Review of Books Blog 1/1/13

China’s Big Society London Review of Books Blog 11/9/12

Buttering the tiger, The Dublin Review 48, Autumn 2012

Jumping the Dragon Gate, LA Review of Books 30/8/12

Climate Change? LRB Blog 2/8/12

‘Great Changes after the Liberation’ LRB Blog 4/7/2012

Razing Kashgar London Review of Books Blog 25/5/2012

China dresses up one-child policy with softer slogans Times of India, 18/3/12

Ürümqi, Two Years On   LRB Blog 20/6/11

A Look Back at the 2009 Xinjiang Riots  The China Beat 31/5/11

Rabbits v. Tigers LRB Blog 31/1/2011

The Year in Review n+1, 30/12/2010

‘Love the motherland’ LRB Blog 7/12/2010

Pearl of the Western Region LRB Blog 11/11/201o

A Perfect Bomb n+1, October 2010

Recruitment Drive LRB Blog 20/8/2010

‘Burning Books’, The London Review of Books July 2010

Suspicious Timing LRB Blog  28/6/2010

After the Xinjiang Protests n+1, May 13th 2010

Stranded in Beijing LRB Blog 28/4/2010

The Bombmakers of Aksu LRB Blog 25/9/2009

Politically Dangerous LRB Blog 9/9/2009

‘In Urumqi’, London Review of Books July 2009

The city at the empire’s edge, Edinburgh Review, October 2008

Not China

The woman in the window Royal Literary Fund April 2022

In Search of Golden Chamberpots, Royal Literary Fund, June 2020

Kill Your Darlings, Royal Literary Fund, June 2019

Remember the Thylacine, LRB Blog,  30 November 2017

The Library of Doris Lessing, The Guardian, 11 Feb 2017.

‘W, or The Memory of Childhood’ in Literary Wonderlands, Nov 2016

Shelf Life, RLF Blog, October 2016

A Sixth Memo for this Millennium, The Dublin Review 59, Summer 2015

Blind Dating in Bishkek, The Dublin Review 56, Autumn 2014

How will Australia meet its carbon targets? china dialogue, 18/7/14

This Doctor Says He Can Cure Heroin Addicts By Putting Them in a Coma‘, VICE, 19/2/14

‘To tweet or not to tweet?‘,, 6/11/13

In Balykchy’,  London Review of Books Blog 4/10/13

‘You can’t always blame zombies for their condition’: Utopian escapes in Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice‘ in Thomas Pynchon & the (de)vices of global (post)modernity, (2013) ed. Zofia Kolbuszewska

Gaming the News London Review of Books Blog 5/3/13

Immoral Holiday London Review of Books Blog 21/2/13

‘Artisans for incorporation’- An interview with Saskia Sassen CITSEE 21/12/12

The reassertion of the political’- an interview with Tariq Ali 6/9/12

Great Expectations? Creative Futures Blog 3/7/2013

Blockupy Frankfurt London Review of Books Blog 17/5/2012

Comfortable living in the City of the Dead | Egypt Independent

In Cairo LRB Blog 9/3/12

Testing for vCJD  LRB Blog 20/1/12

The Yugosphere- A Useful Concept?- CITSEE Blog- 27/10/11

In Prague LRB Blog 17/10/11

Civil Marriage, Not Civil War LRB Blog 31/5/11

Beirut Graffiti LRB Blog 24/5/2011

Pynchon in Poland n+1 August 5th 2010

Discounts for Tories LRB Blog 20/7/2010

Coming to a Shelf Near You LRB Blog 14/1/2010

One response

  1. As the next recipient of the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship (for July), I’d be grateful for any tips you can give me on how to get around etc. Hope you enjoyed the experience!

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