‘I can’t remember if I had any plans for the twenty-first century. I was already 52 when it arrived. But events raced off in such unexpected directions that any possible ideas must have gone out the window. Many of us shared the sensation that history was speeding up.’
David Hare is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, film and television director. His great quality has always been his refusal to accept the division between fact and imagination. His creative invention is fired by public realities and in turn he makes those realities feel deeply personal. Recording dizzying changes in culture and politics, the elegant essays that make up We Travelled range in subject from the photographer Lee Miller to the Archbishop of Canterbury, from a celebration of Mad Men to a diagnosis of the incoherence of Conservatism in the new century.