Patrick Barkham

Publications

Coastlines

Badgerlands

The Butterfly Isles

Overview

Patrick Barkham was born in 1975 in Norfolk and was educated at Cambridge University. He is a National History writer for the Guardian where he has worked for the last 10 years, reporting on everything from the Iraq War to climate change.

His first book, The Butterfly Isles, was shortlisted for the 2011 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje prize. His most recent book, Badgerlands, was hailed by Chris Packham as "a most read for all Britain's naturalists" and was shortlisted for both the 2014 RSL Ondaatje Prize and the inaugural Wainwright Prize for Nature and Travel Writing.

His next book, Coastlines, will be published by Granta Books in April 2015, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the National Trust's campaign to save the British coast.


Events

11/03/2015, 4.15pm

Britain's Coast: Patrick Barkham at Ways With Words festival

Patrick Barkham, Guardian journalist and author of impressive books on butterflies and badgers, tells of his journey around the coast of Britain weaving together local histories, personal stories and the natural history of the most beautiful and treasured parts of the coast.
Ways With Words festival, Main House, Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ
www.wayswithwords.co.uk

27/02/2015, 7.45pm

The Spirit of Place: Patrick Barkham and Matthew Oates at Norfolk Festival of Nature

The concept of Spirit of Place offers a new paradigm for our relationship with special places, and for nature conservation. In essence, it involves a formal process for determining what is unique, distinctive and cherished about a place, from which short Spirit of Place statements can be derived. This approach may help us to appreciate places more - and relate to them, and nature, more clearly. Patrick Barkham was born in 1975 in Norfolk and was educated at Cambridge University. He is a Natural History writer for the Guardian where he has worked for the last 10 years, reporting on everything from the Iraq War to climate change. His first book, The Butterfly Isles, was shortlisted for the 2011 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje prize. His most recent book, Badgerlands, was hailed by Chris Packham as "a most read for all Britain's naturalists" and was shortlisted for the 2014 RSL Ondaatje Prize, the inaugural Wainwright Prize for Nature and Travel Writing and the East Anglian Book Awards. His next book, Coastlines, will be published by Granta Books in April 2015, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the National Trust's campaign to save the British coast. He is about to embark on two new books, one about children and nature and another about the obscure islands of Britain.
Norfolk Festival of Nature, Auden Theatre, Gresham's School, Cromer Road, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6EA
www.greshams.com





 
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