Robert Macfarlane's prize-winning and best-selling books include Mountains of the Mind, The Old Ways, Landmarks, and, with Jackie Morris, The Lost Words. He lives in Cambridge, England, where he is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge.
With Underland Macfarlane gives us a work of nature writing for the age-and for the ages. Its eloquent but urgent prose reveals our complex relationship with nature while pushing us to think more deeply about earth's sublime underneath. -- Amy Brady - Gizmodo The most impressive exercise of imagination and scholarship I've come across lately.... A reader never will forget this journey through geologic time. -- Tony Norman - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Through this series of haunting descents, Macfarlane plumbs the strange and alarming ways we've changed the world and resurfaces with revelations about how to orient us to the future, weaving landscape and language together. -- Kate Yoder - Grist [Macfarlane] seems to metabolize landscape into lyrics as he walks. -- Rachel Riederer - Outside [Robert Macfarlane's] writing is luminous, intense.... [B]rilliant notes from the underground. -- Huw Lewis-Jones - Nature One of the most ambitious works of narrative non-fiction of our age. -- William Dalrymple - Guardian Remarkable... Underland may be [Macfarlane's] masterpiece. -- Colin Thubron - New York Review of Books Reading Macfarlane connects us to dazzling new worlds. It's a connection that brings, more than anything else, joy. -- Barbara J. King - NPR An excellent book?fearless and subtle, empathic and strange. -- Dwight Garner - New York Times Profound in every sense of the word. -- Richard Powers, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Overstory