Paul Kingsnorth & Martin Shaw

Two writers on our changing world
Paul Kingsnorth and Martin Shaw Point Reyes Books
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:00pm


Sliding scale ($0-$100)

Dark Mountain Project co-founder Paul Kingsnorth is joined by mythologist Martin Shaw for a wide-ranging conversation about Alexandria (Graywolf Press), the final volume in Kingsnorth's epic trilogy about climate, crisis, and a world out of balance, as well as Martin Shaw's recently published collection of Celtic poems, Cinderbiter.

This event will be streamed on our Crowdcast channel and will be available for replay. REGISTER HERE.

This event is co-sponsored by Emergence Magazine, which has published work by both writers.

About Alexandria

One thousand years from now, a small religious community lives in what were once the fens of eastern England. They are perhaps the world’s last human survivors. Now they find themselves stalked by a force that draws ever closer, and that seems to have brought them to the brink of extinction. A force that offers them a promise and a threat: a place called Alexandria.

Set in a time on the far side of an apocalypse, and perhaps on the verge of another, Paul Kingsnorth’s radical new novel is a work of matchless, mythic imagination. It is driven by elemental themes: community versus the self, the mind versus the body, machine over man—and the tension between an unstable present and an unknown, unknowable future.

Alexandria is the rousing conclusion to an extraordinary fiction project that began with Kingsnorth’s prizewinning novel The Wake, one that maps two thousand years of troubled human history.

About the authors

Paul Kingsnorth is the author of Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist, Beast, and The Wake. He cofounded the Dark Mountain Project, a global network of writers, artists, and thinkers in search of new stories for a world on the brink.

Martin Shaw is a mythologist, a storyteller, an author, and a designer of mythic life and oral tradition courses at Stanford University.

Alexandria: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450352
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - October 20th, 2020

Beast: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977795
Availability: Special Order
Published: Graywolf Press - August 1st, 2017

The Wake: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977177
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - September 1st, 2015

Cinderbiter: Celtic Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450277
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - July 7th, 2020

Courting the Wild Twin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603589505
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - March 11th, 2020