will be published by Little, Brown in March 2020

“The Clearing” is a memoir about ‘spaces between’ and what may be learned in them. As I clear the family home after the death of both my parents, the memories held there prompt reflections on my family’s flawed strategies for coping with my mother’s mental illness, the isolation of my father in caring for her, and how these relationships shifted as my parents aged. These are threaded through with insights drawn from classical and scientific ways of understanding empty space, like the ‘subtle ether’, electromagnetism, radio waves and dark matter, and from the contemplative space offered by art.

New Writers Awardee 2018

for Narrative Non-Fiction

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essay published on Terrain, 2014.

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Nothing Really Matters:
Jean-Paul Sartre,
Negation and Nature

in Environmental Ethics

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Samantha Clark on Brett Bloom’s Petro-Subjectivity

in Ecoartscotland

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Strange Strangers and Uncanny Hammers: Morton’s “Ecological Thought” and the phenomenological tradition

in Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism

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Employability and the Fine Art Student

in CEBE Transactions 9(2): 7-29 · December 2012

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Contemporary Art and Environmental Aesthetics

Environmental Values 19 (2010): 351–371.
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