Award-winning author Anna Minton’s bestselling 2017 book Big Capital: Who is London for? explored the depths of the housing crisis in London. This spring, Anna joins Bristol Cathedral for a stimulating panel discussion to talk about her ideas in relation to Bristol.
Anna Minton spent a decade in journalism, which involved some fascinating experiences such as covering the Northern Ireland peace process during the 1990s. But, finding “being a hack” increasingly frustrating both as a result of partisan editorial lines and because of the intense pressure on time and resources which undermined proper investigations, Anna began to write more in depth reports for think tanks and policy organisations, a series of which formed the basis for Ground Control, which was published in 2009. Between 2011-2014 she was the Royal Commission’s Fellow in the Built Environment and in 2013 she joined the University of East London (UEL) as Reader in Architecture, where she am Programme Leader of the MRes programme, ‘Reading the Neoliberal City’. Anna is a regular contributor to The Guardian, and a frequent broadcaster and conference speaker. She is interested in the impact of psychology and psychoanalytic ideas on politics and am Chair of Trustees of Lambeth & Southwark MIND and is a director of the recently relaunched Left Book Club.