Karl Whitney is a writer from Dublin. He’s interested in writing about real life – either stories from the present that he can reconstruct through interviews or experience first-hand as a reporter, or stories from the past that can be gleaned from the historical record. He’s also fascinated by cities and urban form, and landscape more generally. His first book, Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin, was published by Penguin Ireland in September 2014 and was a Guardian book of the week.
His work has appeared in the Dublin Review, the White Review, and the London Review of Books, the Guardian and the Irish Times. In 2013 he won the John Heygate Award for travel writing. He is currently working on his second book, Hit Factories: A Journey through the Industrial Cities of British Pop, which will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2019.
Books by Karl Whitney
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