Jeffrey Jerome Cohen has a draft of his contribution to a collection on writing with which I am also involved: ‘Creativity, Routine, Writing Lockdowns, and the Necessity of Ignoring Those Who Offer Themselves as Example‘. (A little more on my contribution here.)
Jeffrey’s piece is in part an account of how he came to write his remarkable book Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman, which I have just read. Given how harrowing the account of its writing seems, it’s remarkable how the book bears so little trace of it. The book will be useful as and when I return to my work on earth, terrain, fossils, and related questions.