Richard Mabey
Pioneers of Nature Writing

Richard Mabey has spent a lifetime writing about nature and passionately believes that the Earth is a commonwealth of all species. He has been sharing his brilliant insights into the natural world and its relationship to our lives for over forty years, from 1972’s Food for Free to The Cabaret of Plants (2016). In Turning the Boat for Home, he reflects on his writing life and the evolution of his ideas over the course of his career. Mabey will be in conversation with Robert Macfarlane, Fellow of Emmanuel College, writer and Festival Patron. Unmissable.

‘Mabey stands with just a few other writers – Roger Deakin, Richard Jefferies and John Clare among them – as someone who not just sees beauty in nature but understands and enhances it.’ The Guardian

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