By various authors, ed. Matt d’Ancona

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Thursday, 6 August 2020

An update on the FUTURES series

Dear readers


We hope you’re safe and well, and that you have enough stimulating reading material to keep you going through these difficult times.


We’re writing to update you on progress towards publishing the FUTURES essays. We originally planned to launch them earlier this year at KITE, Tortoise’s first ever festival of music and ideas. You won’t be surprised to learn that Covid-19 has not only delayed KITE to summer 2021 but also slowed down the process of publishing these books. We’re very sorry for the delay. 

At the moment, we’re hoping to be able to send out the books (and any other elements of your pledge) in the autumn. We’ll be sure to let you know more as we get nearer the time. Those of you whose pledge included a one year membership of Tortoise will receive details in the coming days about how to get set up.

One other unforeseen change is that Richard Lambert’s The Future of Antiquity will be replaced with Mia Levitin’s The Future of Seduction. Mia Levitin is a cultural and literary critic. Her work appears regularly in publications including the Financial Times, The Spectator and the Guardian. She is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and previously had a career in mergers & acquisitions. More details on this very soon!


If you have any questions, please do ask us – memberhelp@tortoisemedia.com.


We can’t wait to share these five imaginative, thoughtful and provocative essays with you. To whet your appetite, we’ll be publishing an extract from Bidisha’s book, The Future of Serious Art, on the Unbound page and we’ll share short extracts from each of the other books with you in the coming weeks and months.


All best wishes,


Lisa Gee 

Programme Director


Matt d’Ancona

Series Editor

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