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Tom Chatfield

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Dr Tom Chatfield is a British writer, broadcaster and tech philosopher. Tom’s books exploring digital culture—most recently "Critical Thinking" (SAGE Publishing) and "Live This Book!" (Penguin)—have appeared in over two dozen countries and languages. He's currently writing a series of thrillers for Hodder set in the world of the dark net. ...more

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Tom Chatfield Coffee. Reading widely, off the topic I'm writing about, new and old; diving into others' words to excite me, challenge me, take me out of myself.

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Coffee. Reading widely, off the topic I'm writing about, new and old; diving into others' words to excite me, challenge me, take me out of myself.

Walking and running: moving through the world. Playing the piano.

Taking my own words offscreen, into a printout and notebook, and trying to re-encounter them like a reader myself, with pen in hand.

Taking a deep breath, and reminding myself how lucky I am to be able to write for a living.

More coffee, probably sat in our local Costa (the only coffee shop in town), watching the world.

Dealing with two screaming young children and thinking that a free half hour is far too precious for me to even think about getting blocked.(less)
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Live This Book!

My beautiful new “Live This Book!“ has just been published by Penguin: a journal that asks you to put pen to paper, and consider what it means to spend time with the things that truly count in life, love, work and leisure. 


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I’ll be speaking, writing, collaborating and exploring around it over the coming months: from events at The School of Life and Google to talks on the Southbank,

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How to Think by Tom Chatfield
"The most important skill we can develop is learning how to think better, which is why I love books like this. I’ve heard of Tom Chatfield from quite a few people, but this is the first book of his that I’ve read, and it was fantastic. It’s difficult " Read more of this review »
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This is Gomorrah by Tom Chatfield
"This is a well paced thriller with well drawn characters. Don't be put off by the necessary detail in the technology sections. You don't need to understand all the content to enjoy the book. Aimed at the "male" thriller market, yet sat and discussed " Read more of this review »
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“In an age of constant live connections, the central question of self-examination is drifting from ‘Who are you?’ towards ‘What are you doing?”
Tom Chatfield, How to Thrive in the Digital Age

“We live in an age of miracles so commonplace that it can be difficult to see them as anything other than part of the daily texture of living”
Tom Chatfield, How to Thrive in the Digital Age

“Bir "Doğuştan Dijital" kuşağın, sabah kalktığında ilk, gece yatağa girdiğinde ise son dokunduğu şey cep telefonu.”
Tom Chatfield, How to Thrive in the Digital Age

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“In an age of constant live connections, the central question of self-examination is drifting from ‘Who are you?’ towards ‘What are you doing?”
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“We live in an age of miracles so commonplace that it can be difficult to see them as anything other than part of the daily texture of living”
Tom Chatfield, How to Thrive in the Digital Age




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