I am early on in my Sebald apprenticeship, having read The Rings of Saturn a couple of years ago, and only this year getting to The Emigrants, Austerlitz, (with a re-read of Rings for good measure), as well as well scrolling through anything I can find about him online. (This is how I came across a very fine documentary that retraces Sebald’s walking tour in Rings.) Already, I can safely say that there can never be a return to a pre-Sebaldian world. The revolution is underway. And not just for me. …

Laurence Miall

Author, Blind Spot, NeWest Press. Writer of fiction and non-fiction. Repped by Akin Akinwumi @AEAkinwumi

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