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Humanly Possible

November 28, 2022


A new book is coming soon – Humanly Possible: seven hundred years of humanist freethinking, inquiry, and hope.

It will be published on or around 28 March 2023, by Chatto & Windus in the UK, Penguin in the US, and Knopf in Canada. Read a little more about it here!

U egzistencijalističkom kafeu

April 12, 2019


The Serbian translation of At the Existentialist Cafe has just come through, with a charming cover illustration. It’s by Sara Bejkvel, and features Žan-Pol Sartr, Simona de Bovoar, Alber Kami, Martin Hajdeger, and Moris Merlo-Ponti.

Lithuanian and Slovenian existentialists

March 10, 2019


More translations of the existentialists have come through – V kavarni eksistencialistov, in Slovenian, and Egzistencialistų kavinėje, in Lithuanian. Lovely cover!

Korean existentialists

February 21, 2018


The Korean edition of the Existentialist Cafe is now out from Theory and Praxis Publishing Co., and check out this brilliant cover. Among the cocktail’s ingredients are Godzilla, Charlie Chaplin, and Keanu Reeves – and yes they’re all in the book.  (I have no link for it yet, but will update if/when I get more information.)


February 18, 2018



Here is the Bulgarian edition of the Existentialist Cafe.  Great cover!

Au café existentialiste

February 9, 2018


Cafe existentialiste


The existentialists are now in France!

Varoluşçular Kahvesi

January 7, 2018


Turkish Existentialists

The Turkish edition of At the Existentialist Cafe is now out.

Existentialists from Brazil to Sweden

October 21, 2017


Two more lovely translations of the Existentialist Cafe, into Brazilian Portuguese and Swedish.  The US and Canadian paperbacks are out too!

The Incredible Shrinking Man

July 2, 2017


Incredible Shrinking Man

On Tuesday 11 July, London’s Barbican Cinema is screening The Incredible Shrinking Man – a brilliant fable of 1950s existential anxiety that takes in everything from atomic dust-clouds to monstrous spider battles to the dizzying infinity of the cosmos. I’m doing a brief introduction.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see it on the big screen – book here.


May 19, 2017


Anywhere near Sydney next week? Come to the Sydney Writers Festival on 22-28 May!

I’ll be talking about At the Existentialist Cafe on Sunday 28 May at 10.00 am, though this event is now sold out.  And on Thursday 25 May at 11.00, I’m on the Curiosity stage sharing my enthusiasm for Bambi – the existentialist hero.  Just turn up on the day for that one – and it’s free.


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