Paul Kingsnorth

Paul Kingsnorth is a poet and journalist. A chronicler of place, landscape and environmental change, he is the former deputy editor of Ecologist, the world's longest-running environmental magazine. 

 

He has worked in an orangutan rehabilitation centre in Borneo, as a peace observer in the rebel Zapatista villages of Mexico, and as an assistant lock-keeper on the river Thames. Paul is also a published poet and the co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project, an international movement of writers and artists dedicated to facing up to the state of the planet in an age of denial.

His chronicle of the anti-globalisation movement, One No, Many Yeses, was published in six languages in thirteen countries. His English travelogue, Real England, a blast against the homogenising of the nation, has been quoted in speeches by both the Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

His public speaking experience includes International Book Festivals in Edinburgh and Brisbane, major panel events at Hay on Wye and keynote talks to international companies and NGOs. Radio appearances include Radio 4's Today, PM and You and Yours. He has even, slightly to his own surprise, appeared on Richard and Judy.

 

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