Dig Deeper

  • The cutting room floor is full of passages that I still really love but that didn’t quite fit in the book. I have a particularly soft spot for Beit Terezín, and this intro from the original manu

  • In the original manuscript of The Book of Dirt, when Jakub and his friends are farewelling Jiri Langer at the pub, Langer gets into an argument with Pavel Stein (a character who, alas, remains on the

  • In its initial incarnation, The Book of Dirt was to be presented as a “found manuscript”. The structure would take the form of Talmudic pages, with a central narrative and surrounding comm

  • Come back after The Book of Dirt’s release for new developments and further musings on the search for Jakub and Daša, plus exclusive access to extracts from the cutting room floor and answers to some