I’ve been thinking about this book for at least seven years, and so a great many people and much listening and reading has influenced it. I wish I’d kept a list all along, but it was some years before I appreciated that this was all forming into a case that really needed making. So this list can’t be complete; but everyone on it has helped and influenced me, often in ways of which they’re unaware (some may wish they hadn’t!). My sincere thanks to them.
Anna Maria Busse Berger
Tamara Lorenzo Gabeiras
And the many people who have invited me to speak at their festivals, conferences and institutions over the years, together with those I’ve met there who’ve been happy to discuss these themes.