Just finished, and survived, the ‘author meets critics’ session on The Birth of Territory at the Royal Geographical Society annual conference. Some very thoughtful and generous engagements and critiques from Stephen Legg, Briony McDonagh, Michael Heffernan, and James Sidaway. Saskia Sassen unfortunately was not able to be there. I tried to address their comments and some very good questions from the floor in my responses, though much more could be said.
Lots to think about – for the moment I’m grateful it happened and pleased it is over. Thanks to Steve for organising, the co-panelists for their reading and engagement, and the great audience turnout – the room was packed.