This is the first of 4 seasonal anthologies published in conjunction with The Wildlife Trusts.
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From bestseller lists to blogs, environmental writing is flourishing. This series of anthologies serves to capture nature writing at its most exciting and diverse, edited as it is by one of the rising stars of the genre, Melissa Harrison, an award-winning novelist and nature writer.
The first of the books, Spring, includes original pieces from masters of the form such as Rob Cowen, Miriam Darlington and Stephen Moss, as well as classic contributions from the great naturalists and many of our best loved writers. These pieces are interspersed with those by new writers, who offer a fresh diversity of perspective and a snapshot of spring in Britain today.
Spring is published in conjunction with The Wildlife Trusts. It is the first of 4 titles, known collectively as The Seasons, to be released at quarterly intervals throughout the year, in February, May, August and November. Spring contains author biographies for each contributor. Many of them are available for comment.
Melissa Harrison is the series editor. Melissa Harrison’s novel At Hawthorn Time was shortlisted for Costa Best Novel Award in 2015; she won the John Muir Trust’s ‘Wild Writing’ Award in 2010 and was a Writer in Residence at Gladstone’s Library in 2014. She delivered one of the inaugural Coleridge Lectures as part of Bristol’s Festival of Ideas, spoke about landscape and Englishness at The Southbank’s Changing Britain festival, and has appeared on Radio 4’s Open Book and The Arts Show on Radio 2. She writes for the Nature Notes column in The Times and blogs about nature at Tales of the City. Her two novels, Clay and At Hawthorn Time, are published by Bloomsbury.
The books will help to raise funds for Wildlife Trusts around the UK.
Publication date: 18 February 2016
Price: £12.99 paperback original