Hungry City in Dutch!
I am thrilled to announce the publication of the Dutch Translation of Hungry City (De Hongerige Stad). The launch was amazing, but exhausting! I don’t think I have ever done as much talking over a three-day period. But it was worth it: I had some wonderful conversations with Dutch journalists, whom I found to be remarkably clued up about issues surrounding food. (The Dutch were early innovators of many key agricultural practices, due to their lack of land). I was given this wonderful room in De Balie, a famous debating hall in Amsterdam, for the day; it was a great space in which to talk and think! In fact it was while I was sitting at this table, grappling with a particularly knotty question, that I realised that I was going to have to write another book!
Postnote: that book became Sitopia, published on 5th March 2020.