Alastair Bonnet

Alastair Bonnett is Professor of Social Geography at Newcastle University. He is the author of seven books including What is Geography?; How to Argue; Left in the Past: Radicalism and the Politics of NostalgiaThe Idea of the West: Culture, Politics and History.


In 2014 he published Off the Map: Forgotten Islands, Abandoned Spaces, Feral Places, Invisible Cities and What They Tell Us About the World (published in the US under the title Unruly Places) which has been translated into 12 languages.


He has also contributed to history and current affairs magazines on a wide variety of topics. His latest research projects are about memories of the city and themes of loss and yearning in modern politics.


Two new works of non fiction, Beyond the Map and New Views were published in 2017, and Alastair is currently working on a new book, The Age of Islands: In Search of New and Disappearing Islands, to be published in 2020.