Robert Macfarlane at UEA

Nature writer Robert Macfarlane will be appearing at the UEA literary festival this Wednesday, where he will be reading from his new book ‘Landmarks’ and talking to UEA Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing Steve Waters about his life and career. Macfarlane is the winner of numerous awards including the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award and The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. He has been credited with establishing a new wave of British nature writing, and his second book, ‘The Wild Places’, was adapted for the BBC. His new book, ‘Landmarks’, is about the power of language to shape our sense of place, and is a field guide to the literature of nature. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The event begins at 7pm and will be held in the University’s main lecture theatre. Tickets may be booked here.

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