Writing & Radio
'White Screens/Black Images: A conversation about black cinema', Suite (212), Resonance 104.4FM, 5th November 2018.
'New Suns: Magic, myth-making, occult poetry and 21st century feminism', Suite (212), Resonance 104.4FM, 29th October 2018.
'John Berger Would Have Been Appalled by a ‘Ways of Seeing’-Inspired Show Staged in Abu Dhabi', frieze.com, 26th September 2018 [1102 words].
'Against Creativity: an interview with Oli Mould', Suite (212), Resonance 104.4FM, 24th September 2018.
'The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales 2.0', London Review of Books Blog, 10th September 2018 [792 words].
'Mechanics of Memory' [Review: Annie Ernaux, The Years, tr. Alison L. Strayer] New Humanist, vol. 133, no.3, Autumn 2018, p.70 [700 words].
'Beyond Boundaries: An Interview with Mike Dibb', Suite (212), Resonance 104.4FM, 16th July 2018.
'In Moscow', London Review of Books Blog, 17th May 2018 [736 words].
'At the Museum of Water', London Review of Books Blog, 29th March 2018 [695 words].
'‘High Society' at the Rijksmuseum: Gambling, Carousing and Clothes', frieze.com, 15th March 2018 [907 words].
'Literature in Translation', with Jen Calleja and Esther Leslie, Suite (212), Resonance 104.4FM, 15th March 2018.
'Identity Politics: The Year in the UK', Biography, Volume 40, Number 4, Fall 2017, pp. 672-679 [3000 words].
'Anya Berger (1923-2018)', frieze.com, 27th February 2018 [1025 words].
'John Berger on food', Observer Food Monthly, no. 201, February 2018, p.26 [210 words].
'Our Gusts and Storms': Ann Quin, frieze.com, 10th January 2018 [975 words].
'Books of the Year', The White Review, December 2017 [150 words].
'At Home in the World': on Daisy Hildyard & Andy Holden, frieze.com, 24th November 2017 [800 words].
'Duty Calls': Hito Steyerl, frieze.com, 26th October 2017 [1334 words].
'John Berger: Ways of Listening', BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature, 23rd July 2017.
'Oberhausen Film Festival', The White Review, 7th June 2017 [3327 words].
'Worst-case scenario: Threads (1984)', Paris Review Daily, 10th April 2017 [1690 words].
'Movement of Trade and Movement of People: The Year in the UK', Biography, Volume 39, Number 4, Fall 2016, pp. 667-73 [1884 words].
'Life in the margins: It’s time that the extraordinary life and work of Anya Berger was acknowledged', frieze.com, 27th February 2017 [1546 words].
'John Berger (1926-2017): Tom Overton reflects on the life of a great storyteller', frieze.com, 9th January 2017 [1518 words; March 2017 print edn., no.185, pp.116-17].
'Remembering John Berger', BBC Today Programme, 9th January 2017.
'Remembering John Berger', BBC World Service, 9th January 2017.
'John Berger - Marxist art critic and Booker Prize-winning novelist - obituary', The Telegraph, 3rd January 2017 [1770 words].
'We are all suffering equally': Oscar Wilde at Reading Gaol, Paris Review Daily, 20th September 2016 [1354 words].
'Oh God, what a blabbering mess!': on D. H. Lawrence and Bertrand Russell, Times Literary Supplement, 1st July 2016, pp. 17-19 [3,834 words].
'Extraordinary Rendition': Edmund Clark & Crofton Black, Paris Review Daily, 17th June 2016 [931 words].
'Broadcasting Felix': Mark Leckey, London Review of Books Blog, 2nd June 2016 [441 words].
'Steven Claydon: The Gilded Bough, Sadie Coles HQ' [review] Artforum, May 2016 [600 words].
'Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict by Austin Reed review – the first African American prison memoir', Guardian, 24th February 2016 [1,100 words].
‘Common Property 3: Urinal, Pipe, Balloon Dog’, Jerwood Visual Arts Blog, 15th February 2016 [1143 words].
‘Common Property 2: Fame and Money’, Jerwood Visual Arts Blog, 15th February 2016 [1224 words].
‘Common Property 1: SUPERFLEX and Tristram Shandy’, Jerwood Visual Arts Blog, 3rd February 2016 [1000 words]
‘Ted Hughes in Hebden Bridge’, London Review of Books Blog, 14th January 2016 [619 words].
‘What’s the Difference Between Looting and Collecting?’, London Review of Books Blog, 23rd December 2015 [596 words].
‘At Wembley': the Marseillaise after the Bataclan attacks, London Review of Books Blog, 18th November 2015 [654 words].
‘The 1939 Register: where did Britain sleep as war was declared?’, The New Statesman, 13–19th November 2015, p.16 [566 words].
‘I’d rather be there if I could’, Jerwood Visual Arts Blog, 9th October 2015 [1099 words].
‘Nationality Doubtful’: on Josef Koudelka, London Review of Books Blog, 29th September 2015 [590 words].
‘I seem very mixed up today: Notes on Three Works in the Jerwood Drawing Prize’, Jerwood Visual Arts Blog, 16th September 2015 [999 words].
‘John Berger on Henry Moore’, in Anne Wagner & Robert Sutton (eds.), Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity, Tate, 2015 [7,962 words].
‘End Matter: Katrina Palmer Explores the Source of Portland Stone’, Apollo, 20th May 2015 [809 words].
‘Whaling Station during the Lunch-hour': on W. H. Auden & Louis MacNeice's Letters from Iceland, Various Small Fires, 18th May 2015 [1932 words].
‘Andrew Lacon at Division of Labour at Edel Assanti, London’, this is tomorrow, 12th May 2015 [500 words].
‘“The memory of the world”: British attempts to save endangered Middle Eastern artefacts’, New Statesman, 10th–16th April 2015, p.16. [621 words]
‘Plastic Words at Raven Row’, The White Review, [online exclusive] 1st March 2015 [3810 words].
‘What the strikes at the National Gallery tell us about Britain’, New Statesman,27th February – 5th March 2015, p.16 [581 words].
‘The story of the Haggerston Estate is the story of social housing in Britain’, CityMetric/New Statesman, 12th February 2015 [1085 words].
Interview with Douglas Coupland, The White Review, vol. 12, November 2014, pp. 137–49 [6021 words].
‘As if it were the only one’: The Story of John Berger’s Booker Prize for G.’ in Telling Stories: Essays on John Berger ed. Ralf Hertel & David Malcolm (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2015) [7531 words].
‘A Personal View’: Kenneth Clark, art criticism & autobiography, Apollo, vol. 179, no. 620, May 2014, pp. 68–71 [2434 words].
Interview with Geoff Dyer, The White Review, [online exclusive] 10th July 2014. [5781 words]
‘Keywords and Constellations at Tate Liverpool’, Apollo, 5th March 2014 [550 words].
‘Cécile B. Evans: AGNES Goes Live’, Apollo, 4th March 2014 [552 words].
‘Francis Bacon, Study for A Portrait 1952’, Tate website, January 2014 [881 words].
‘Francis Bacon, Figures in a Garden c.1936’, Tate website, January 2014 [790 words].
‘Art and Property Now’, OpenDemocracy, 5th–9th November 2012 [4000 words].
‘1972’, in Journal of Visual Culture: Ways of Seeing 40th Anniversary Issue, vol. 11, no. 2, August 2012, pp. 37–40 [1000 words].
‘The Company of the Past’, in John Berger: a cura di Maria Nadotti – Riga 32. With Geoff Dyer, Anne Michaels, Arundhati Roy, Simon McBurney, Katya Berger, Colum McCann, Salman Rushdie, et al. (Milan: Marcos y Marcos, 2012), pp. 237–44 [2,300 words].
'Harvesting the Archive', BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature, 17th October 2010.