Author(s): Kate Tempest
Staggering talent Kate Tempest's first work of non-fiction: a hopeful theory of creativity - the power of creative connection to act as the antidote to numbness. The increasingly hyper-individualistic, competitive and exploitative society that we live in has caused a global crisis at the turn of the new decade; in order to survive, numbness has pervaded us all. In her urgent and incisive nonfiction debut, Kate Tempest leads the reckoning against this system, placing our legacy in our own hands. Creativity holds the key: the ability to provide us with internal and external connection, to move us beyond consumption, to allow us to discover authenticity and closeness to all others, to deliver us an antidote for our numbness. This is beyond "art". Creative connection is anything that brings us closer to ourselves and fellow human beings, and it has the potential to offer insights into mental health, politics and beyond. Powerful, hopeful and full of humanity, this new book confirms Tempest as one of the most important voices of her generation.