Richard Mabey is one of the foremost writers on the healing power of nature. He is the author of some thirty books including The Cabaret of Plants: Botany and the Imagination and Whistling in the Dark: In Pursuit of the Nightingale - a revised version of which The Barley Bird won the East Anglia Book Award 2010. His ground-breaking and best-selling Flora Britannica won a National Book Award and Gilbert White won the Whitbread Biography Award.
His memoir Nature Cure describes how reconnecting with the wild helped him break free from debilitating depression and was short-listed for three major literary awards The Whitbread, Ondaatje and J R Ackerley prizes. He writes for The Guardian, New Statesman and Granta and contributes frequently to BBC Radio.
His latest book Turning the Boat for Home: A Life Writing About Nature will be published in the Autumn.
Richard will be in conversation with Richard Girling, an environmental journalist and author who lives and works in North Norfolk. He received national awards for his work at The Sunday Times and his most recent book was The Man Who Ate the Zoo, a biography of Frank Buckland.
70mins including 20mins Q&A