Kevan Manwaring: Psychogeography Editor

“Travel is good for the soul. It is a form of active compassion – for the world, for its peoples and places. It shakes you out of your solipsism, encourages you to experience reality from different perspectives and oft-times reconsider your own. There is more than one way of being in the world. Travel turns ‘human being’ back into a verb.”

An accidental travel-writer who found himself writing monthly walking and cycling features for commercial magazines, Dr Kevan Manwaring is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Arts University Bournemouth. A BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinkers 2022 finalist, he research focuses mainly on Fantasy, place-writing, and eco-fiction. He is the convenor of Writing the Earth – an annual programme of events for Earth Day. He is the author of Turning the Wheel: seasonal Britain on two wheels, The Long Woman, Lost Islands, and editor of Heavy Weather: tempestuous tales of stranger climes (The British Library) as well as collections of folk tales for The History Press. He has contributed articles to Writing in Practice, New Writing, and Gothic Nature. He blogs and tweets as the Bardic Academic.