A creative non-fiction work that will examine the political and human aspects of travel and movement in the North East. The piece will examine the illustrious history of transport in our region from Stephenson’s Rocket and T Dan Smith’s metro and combine it with a contemporary political analysis and the writer’s personal reflections of travelling in, around, away from and back to the North East over the last 35 years.
Alex Niven bio
Alex’s writing has appeared in The Guardian, New York Times, New Statesman, The Independent, VICE and Pitchfork. His previous books include Folk Opposition (2011), Definitely Maybe 33 1/3 (2014) and New Model Island (2019). He is currently Lecturer in English Literature at Newcastle University.