New Nature Writing has become a publishing phenomenon, from Roger Deakin to Robert Macfarlane. Will diverse new voices help it adapt to the climate crisis?
Twenty years ago, in the last year of the old millennium, a book about “wild swimming” became a surprise bestseller.
Subtitled A Swimmer’s Journey Through Britain, Waterlog combined the classic quest narrative with a new way of writing about the natural world, the product of author Roger Deakin’s lifelong passions for swimming and nature.
You can’t write poems about the natural world now unless it’s in an environmental context