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.
Patrick will talk about his new book 'Coastlines', the fascinating story of his journey of discovery around the coast of Britain, weaving together local histories, personal stories and the natural history of the most beautiful parts of the British coastline. 'Coastlines' is published by Granta Books in April 2015, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the National Trust's campaign to save the British coast. Tickets include a delicious two-course meal and a complimentary copy of Patrick's new hardback.
The Sussex Produce Café, 88 High Street, Steyning, West Sussex
17/04/2015, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
One of the UK's leading nature writers joins us to discuss his latest project. Coastlines, The Story of Our Shore is a beguiling portrait of the British coastline published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Enterprise Neptune, the National Trust's campaign to protect and preserve our coastal heritage. To tell the story of Britain's most beautiful 742 miles of coastline,
Patrick is joined by Dame Fiona Reynolds, Master of Emmanuel College and former Director-General of the National Trust.
Cambridge Literary Festival, Trinity College, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ