Granta 102: The New Nature Writing

Jonathan Raban (With) Richard Mabey (With)
& 4 more
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Description

For as long as people have been writing, they have been writing about nature. But nature--as we know it--is changing. Economic migration, overpopulation, and climate change are transforming the natural world into something unfamiliar. As our conception and experience of nature changes, so too does the way we write about it. In this special issue Jonathan Raban goes on the road in the American West; Kathleen Jamie dissects a human colon; Matthew Power squats in the Bronx; Paul Farley and Niall Griffiths write about escaping the inner city; Edward Platt goes inside Israel's bird plague zones; Robert Macfarlane and Justin Partyka ghost-hunt in the fens; Richard Mabcy searches for the Fortingall Yew; Benjamin Kunkel drops out in Colorado; Philip Marsden ponders the mystery of Cornwall's ancient stones; and Donovan Wylie photographs the demolition of the Maze prison. Also Seamus Heaney, Mark Cocker, Anthony Doerr, Jim Holt, David Heatley, Roger Deakin's notebooks, poetry by Sean O'Brien, and a new short story by Lydia Peelle.

Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Granta Books (Uk)
Publish Date
August 01, 2008
Pages
263
Dimensions
5.7 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781929001323

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About the Author

Richard Mabey is a naturalist and award-winning author and journalist. He won wide acclaim on the publication of the original Food for Free in 1972 - which has never been out of print since. Among his many other acclaimed publications are Gilbert White (Whitbread Biography of the Year) and the ground-breaking bestseller Flora Britannica. Richard Mabey is an active member of national and local conservation groups and lives in Norfolk.

Kathleen Jamie, one of the UK's foremost poets, is the author of four books of poetry and three nonfiction titles, including Sightlines. Her many awards and honors include the 2017 Royal Geographic Society Ness Award, conferred upon Jamie "for outstanding creative writing at the confluence of travel, nature and culture"; the 2013 Costa Book Award; as well as numerous prestigious poetry awards, including the Somerset Maugham Award, Forward Poetry Prize of the Year, and Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award (twice). A professor of creative writing at the University of Stirling, she lives with her family in Fife, Scotland.
Jason Cowley is a journalist and editor. He is editor of the New Statesman and a former editor of Granta and a former senior editor at the Observer. He is the author of Unknown Pleasures, a novel, as well as The Last Game: Love, Death and Football, a memoir.

Reviews

"An overwhelmingly powerful force in English writing."