Extract from Wanderland (2020) by Jini Reddy

The Land Lines Blog is pleased to be able to share with you this specially selected extract from Wanderland, a brand new book by Jini Reddy! Jini Reddy is an award-winning author and journalist. She was born in London to Indian parents who grew up in apartheid-era South Africa, and was raised in Montreal, Canada. Jini has a degreeContinue reading “Extract from Wanderland (2020) by Jini Reddy”

How Margiad Evans Wrote the Earth – by Steven Lovatt

Margiad Evans’ writing is largely unknown outside her adopted Wales, testifying to the anglocentrism of ‘British’ culture but also to the unclassifiable nature of her body of work. In this specially commissioned essay, Steven Lovatt introduces Evans as a nature writer of precision and feeling. He argues that the example of her personal and artistic integrityContinue reading “How Margiad Evans Wrote the Earth – by Steven Lovatt”

Crowd-sourced Spring Nature Diary 2020

The deadline for contributing to the 2020 Spring Nature Diary has now passed– read the current list of entries, curated by Pippa Marland, here! by Pippa Marland, Land Lines Team As I stepped out along an urban street in the early evening yesterday, the clouds were clearing after a bout of heavy rain, and theContinue reading “Crowd-sourced Spring Nature Diary 2020”

Second Follow on Project Launches: ‘Tipping Points’

‘Tipping Points’: Cultural Responses to Wilding and Land-sharing in the North Land Lines is pleased to announce the launch of its second AHRC-funded follow on project, titled ‘Tipping Points’: Cultural Responses to Wilding and Land-sharing in the North. Tipping Points comes under the UKRI ‘Landscape Decisions’ programme, which seeks to “address the challenge of deliveringContinue reading “Second Follow on Project Launches: ‘Tipping Points’”

“Nature Writing Beyond the Page: Tracks, Traces and Trails” Land Lines First Follow-on Project Launches

The team behind the ‘Land Lines: British Nature Writing’ AHRC-funded project, along with some new additions, are excited to announce the successful AHRC funding and launch of its first follow-on project, called Nature Writing Beyond the Page: Tracks, Traces and Trails. Tracks, Traces and Trails is a creative engagement initiative, one that seeks to connectContinue reading ““Nature Writing Beyond the Page: Tracks, Traces and Trails” Land Lines First Follow-on Project Launches”

Angel of the Ocean: An Interview with Philip Hoare

Professor Graham Huggan and Dr Pippa Marland (Land Lines team) are delighted to share with you today an original interview with Philip Hoare, one of the UK’s most fascinating and gifted writers, and a chronicler par excellence of the planet’s oceans and shorelines.  The interview was carried out by email in late February and isContinue reading “Angel of the Ocean: An Interview with Philip Hoare”

ANNOUNCEMENT: Capturing the arrival of spring in a nationwide crowd-sourced nature diary  

We’re really excited to reveal this morning the event we have been trailing over the past few weeks. Today wildlife lovers across the UK have the chance to contribute to the first ever crowd-sourced nature diary to celebrate the first official day of spring (Wednesday 20 March 2019). Led by the Arts and Humanities ResearchContinue reading “ANNOUNCEMENT: Capturing the arrival of spring in a nationwide crowd-sourced nature diary  “

The Green Heart: Nature Writing and Spring

We’ll be making a big announcement this week about how people across the UK can get involved in writing about the spring in a major crowd-sourced project. Watch this space first thing on Wednesday morning (20th) for more details.  In the meantime, Dr Pippa Marland offers a brief meditation on spring nature writing over theContinue reading “The Green Heart: Nature Writing and Spring”