Public talk with Tom Phillips at Sofia University

Here’s a recording of my discussion with the accomplished poet and travel writer Tom Phillips that took place on May 14th, hosted by Sofia University. Tom’s students were very welcoming and made some excellent contributions of their own towards the end of the gig.

We explored the blend of first-hand experience and academic research required for constructing travel narratives, the desire to write about aspects of reality in order to understand them better, the essential subjectivity of life writing, the ethical considerations that must come into play when representing real people and places in one’s travel writing… and much else.

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