Patrick Barkham lives in Norfolk. He writes for the Guardian, reporting on everything from technology to children's books and their relationship with the natural world. Outside of journalism, Barkham is one of a generation of British authors who have revitalised British nature writing. His first book, The Butterfly Isles, was shortlisted for the Ondaatje prize, and his next book, Badgerlands, was hailed by Chris Packham as 'a must read for all Britain's naturalists'.
PRAISE FOR PATRICK BARKHAM: 'Brimming with nature, this is a fitting tribute to the strangeness and beauty of our British isles' Financial Times, on Islander. 'Real, proper, close-to-poetry literature from the heralded nature writer. It is an ambitious thing, a hybrid of practical and ethereal. Barkham's best chapters made me want to drop everything and go there. An intriguing, cerebral guidebook' The Times, on Coastlines. ' Every day, writes Barkham, there is something surprising, joyful and new to be found beside the sea. The same might be said of many pages of his book. A delightful book' **** Sunday Telegraph, on Coastlines. 'To successfully combine this kind of travel writing and natural history with theories about cultural history requires accessible, rhythmic prose and a genial narrative voice, and [...] Barkham has both' * Independent, Book of the Week, on Coastlines *