About

This is Robert Sharp’s eponymous blog. I write on ideas of free expression, multiculturalism, shoddy political debates, and the impact of digital technology on our lives and cultures.

I write for several other political blogs, including Comment is Free and Liberal Conspiracy, although to be honest with you anything I blog elsewhere also gets cross-posted here. I have a Flickr page, a YouTube channel and Commonplace Book on Tumblr. All of that is filtered through Twitter, where I go by the name @robertsharp59. My colleagues and I also maintain the @englishpen Twitter stream too.

I work as Head of Campaigns & Communications at English PEN, but obviously I write here in a personal capacity, so please don’t extrapolate. I was formerly director of the digital design and film company Fifty Nine Productions (@59productions) where I worked on several film and theatrical projects. If you need an approved biography and/or photo for some sort of speaking engagement or event, then you can download this handy ZIP file [2Mb].

To my great irritation, I am not the Independent features writer Rob Sharp or the photographer Robert D. Sharp, despite sharing interests with both. A list of other people who are not me can be found here.