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Melissa Harrison

Melissa Harrison

If you are a lover of podcasts you will probably already know about Melissa Harrison’s top-rated nature series The Stubborn Light of Things.

Now, under the same name, her nature diary has been published. Melissa lived in London for over twenty years but has relocated to ancient, rural Suffolk and her diary maps her joyful engagement with the natural world and demonstrates how we must first learn to see, and then act to preserve, the beauty we have on our doorsteps – no matter where we live.

Melissa Harrison contributes a monthly Nature Notebook column to The Times and writes for the FT Weekend, the Guardian and the New Statesman. Her most recent novel, All Among the Barley, was the UK winner of the European Union Prize for Literature. It was a Waterstones Paperback of the Year and a Book of the Year in the Observer, the New Statesman and the Irish Times.

‘A writer of great gifts.’ - Robert Macfarlane.

This event will be chaired by Steven Gale

This event with Melissa Harrison will be broadcast live at 8pm on Friday 20 November via the Creative Folkestone YouTube Channel. Click here to watch the conversation.

Follow the link above to YouTube, sit back, and enjoy the conversation. If you have any questions for Melissa Harrison or the host you can add it into the chat function.

Inspired by Autumn Reads? Our friends at Canterbury Christchurch University Bookshop are offering all the titles related to our festival at a discounted rate including All Among the Barley by Melissa Harrison. Click here for more information

Autumn Reads: Modern Nature is a new online festival exploring the written work of artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman. Through a programme of talks, workshops, films and more we invite you to discover the themes and ideas held within these diaries.


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