Patrick Barkham




The Butterfly Isles


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 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.


02/03/2016, 13:00 - 14:00

Patrick Barkham at Bath Literature Festival

Told through a series of walks by the sea, nature columnist and author Patrick Barkham "Guardian columnist and acclaimed nature writer" explores Britain's beaches, coasts and cliffs in his latest book Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore. From smuggler's coves to Brownsea Island, witness the profound story of our island nation and how we are shaped by our shores.

02/03/2016, 19:00

Patrick Barkham at Rossiter Bookshop

Patrick Barkham will return to Rossiter Books to talk about his book Coastlines. Told through a series of walks beside the sea, this is a story of the most beautiful 742 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: their rocks, plants and animals, their views, walks and history, and the people who have made their lives within sight of the waves.

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