I’m a journalist and author, based in England. I also teach writing workshops and talk about my research areas. My latest book Matrescence: On the Metamorphosis of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood was published by Allen Lane in June 2023. It will be published by Knopf/Pantheon in the US in May 2024 and other countries and languages soon.

My first book, Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love & Loathing in Modern Britain, was published by Elliott & Thompson in 2016. It was long-listed for the Wainwright Prize and won the Society of Authors' Roger Deakin Award.

My second book, Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need The Wild was published in March 2020 by Allen Lane (Penguin). The paperback was published in February 2021. Losing Eden was long-listed for the Wainwright Prize and received a Society of Authors’ K Blundell Trust Award. The Times and Telegraph named it a book of the year (2020) and the paperback became a Times' bestseller (2021). It is published in German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Estonian and in the United States.

My third book, co-written with Kenneth Greenway, is called The Nature Seed and is published by Profile Books.

I write features about science, health and ecology for a variety of publications, including Emergence, GQ and the Guardian. I've given talks at various organisations, including TATE, the NHS, UBS, Forest School Association, 5x15 and for universities and local authorities. I've talked at festivals, including Hay, Cambridge Literary Festival, Greenbelt, End of the Road and many more.

I am represented by Jessica Woollard at David Higham Associates. For Matrescence press enquiries, please contact Corina Romonti at Allen Lane.


Credit: Stuart Simpson / Penguin

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