We're delighted to welcome Patrick Barkham to Kendal to share a selection of twenty years’ worth of writings for the Guardian, bearing witness to the many changes we have imposed upon the planet and the challenges lying ahead for the future of nature. From Norwegian wolves to protests against the HS2 railway, peregrine falcons nesting by the Thames to Britain’s last lion tamer, Barkham paints an ever-changing portrait of contemporary wildlife.
Patrick will be in conversation with Jamie Normington.
About Patrick Barkham
Patrick is the award-winning author of The Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands, and Wild Child and The Guardian’s Natural History Writer. His book Islander won the 2018 National Geographic Traveller Magazine book of the year award.
'[Barkam's] journalistic training, integrity, and appreciation of the natural world shine out.' - Country Life
There will be a book signing straight after the event.
Wild Green Wonders will be available to purchase at the Festival book store over the Festival weekend.
Published by Faber.
Wonder-filled . . . A treat. Patrick knows how to tell a good story, and that combination of kindness, wonder and good fortune that seems to be present in his own life shines through. ― Caught by the River