John Burnside
John Burnside is a poet and novelist. His latest book, A Summer of Drowning (2011), is published by Jonathan Cape. He lives in Fife, Scotland.

Written by John Burnside

Illustration by Sarah Maycock

Essay/
Wellbeing
The visitor

Solitude is enlightening but if it does not lead us back to society, it can become a spiritual dead end

John Burnside