About "A New Map of Wonders"


A New Map of Wonders is a book about wonder and things that make the world astonishing.

It will be published by Granta (UK) and Chicago University Press (US) in November 2017.

A list of talks and events can be found here.

Advance praise for the book is here. Links to reviews will be posted here as they appear.

A play list of some of the music featured in the book can be found here.

A Chinese edition of A New Map of Wonders will be published by CITIC Press Corporation, a French edition by Les Belles Lettres, a German edition by Matthis & Seitz and a Polish edition by Marginesy.

For more on The Book of Barely Imagined Beings go here. For a few other things I have written see here.


Image from a 1403 manuscript of Le Livre des Merveilles by John Mandeville. This is thought to be the first depiction of the use of compass on board a ship. Wikimedia

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