Joanna Kavenna

Winner of the Orange First Novel prize for Inglorious.

Winner of the Orange First Novel prize, Joanna Kavenna’s works include A Field Guide to Reality, The Ice Museum and Inglorious. Her journalism has appeared in the London Review of Books, The Guardian, and the New York Times.

Winner of the Orange First Novel prize, Joanna Kavenna’s works include A Field Guide to Reality, The Ice Museum and Inglorious. Her journalism has appeared in the London Review of Books, The Guardian, and the New York Times.

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Joanna Kavenna, Colin Blakemore, David Malone, Rupert Sheldrake

Beyond the Machine

Metaphors of the body

Joanna Kavenna, Shahidha Bari, Andrew Motion, Lowkey

The Key to Creativity

Do restrictions breed inventiveness?

Joanna Kavenna, Peter Atkins, Tim Lewens, Phillip Dodd

Truth and the Universe

What are the limits of science?

Joanna Kavenna, Phillip Dodd, Barry Barnes, John Ellis

The Prejudice of Facts

Are there no facts, only interpretations?

Angie Hobbs, Hannah Dawson, Joanna Kavenna

Fantasies and Lies

Are myths dangerous?

Iain McGilchrist, Peter Hacker, Joanna Kavenna, Henrietta Moore

The New Romantics

Roger Penrose, Robert Rowland Smith, Joanna Kavenna, Hilary Lawson

Beyond Reality

What are the limits of our understanding?

Alok Jha, Joanna Kavenna, Julian Barbour, Joseph Diekemper

The Dance of Time

Is the present an illusion?

Katie Derham, Joanna Kavenna, Parashkev Nachev, Hilary Lawson

True to Myself

Morality, virtues & consequences

Frank Furedi, Jasper Fforde, Joanna Kavenna

Visions of Apocalypse

Is the end always nigh?

Joanna Kavenna

A Field Guide to Reality

Overcoming the tyranny of realism in literature

Joanna Kavenna, Peter York, Jim Crace, Paul Rose

Live Fast, Die Young

Should we take more risks?

Bracha Ettinger, Julian Stallabrass, Hilary Lawson, Joanna Kavenna

Awake in the Universe

Art's ability to raise us from slumbers

Chris Huhne, Joanna Kavenna, Robert Rowland Smith, Richard Sennett

Paradise City

Can we build better metropoles?

Joanna Kavenna, Hilary Lawson, Jamie Whyte, Parashkev Nachev

Error, Lies and Adventure Part 2

Barry C. Smith, John Naish, Joanna Kavenna, Harriet Lamb, Robert Rowland Smith

The Famine and the Feast

Why are we obsessed with food scarcity?

Martin Kemp, Stephen Frears, Joanna Kavenna, Razia Iqbal

How To Change the World

Arts power to pack political clout is clear. But is this a reduction of great art?

Hilary Lawson, Joanna Kavenna, Raymond Tallis, Jennifer Ackerman

Language, animals and us

The uniqueness of human language

Joanna Kavenna, Raymond Tallis, Hilary Lawson, Maria Balaska

The unsayable

Can language adequately capture reality?

Joanna Kavenna, Mark Salter, Rupert Sheldrake, Minna Salami, Olivia Fane

Trash, trends and the transcendent

Has culture lost sight of the sublime?

Joanna Kavenna, David Nutt, Güneş Taylor, Anna Waldstein

Dangerous desires

Must we adopt a new attitude to social drugs?

Peter Atkins, James Ladyman, Joanna Kavenna, Julian Baggini

The world that disappeared

Can we be sure there is a physical reality?

Sarah Garfinkel, Joanna Kavenna, Mark Salter, Ian Parker

The trauma of everyday

Have mundane setbacks become catastrophic?

Ruth Chang, Simon Blackburn, Joanna Kavenna

Moral facts and moral fantasy

Is our search for an objective morality misguided?

Myriam François, Joanna Kavenna, Tommy J. Curry, Massimo Pigliucci

The good and the evil

Can we make ultimate moral judgements?

Rana Mitter, Aaron Bastani, Joanna Kavenna, Paul Dolan

The happiness delusion

In search of the aim of life

Joanna Kavenna, Rebecca Roache, Bahar Gholipour, Rory Sutherland

Taking leave of reason

Is rationality as vital as we thought?

Joanna Kavenna, Betty Sue Flowers, James Tartaglia, Bahar Gholipour

Your true self

Is the idea of an authentic self a fundamental mistake?

Joanna Kavenna, Myriam François, Jack Symes, Jolyon Maugham

Creativity and freedom

Should there be limits on creative freedom?

Clare Moriarty, Joanna Kavenna, Barry C. Smith, Justin Smith

The True and the Trivial

Can comedy convey profound ideas?

Joanna Kavenna, Stephanie Hare, Angela Eagle, Bim Afolami

Metropolis Untamed

Tech giants on collision course with democracy

Meg Rosoff, Joanna Kavenna, Soma Ghosh, Roger Bolton

The return of the Colosseum

The morality of salacious entertainment

Raymond Tallis, Joanna Kavenna, Simon Blackburn, Hilary Lawson

Metaphysics, morality and mayhem

Which theories should we prioritise?