6th - 22nd October 2017

Literature and Landscape

Granta Presents: What Have We Done?

Tim Dee, Fred Pearce & Adam Thorpe

  • 25
  • Oct

2015

Sunday

12.00pm

Image of Tim Dee

  • Image of Tim Dee

Three writers featured in the Autumn issue of Granta come together to launch the issue and discuss its theme: the environment and our destruction of both rural and urban landscapes. One of the very best of the new nature writers, Tim Dee is a BBC radio producer, birdwatcher and author. His books include The Running Sky: A Birdwatching Life, the 2014 Ondaatje Prize shortlisted Four Fields and The Poetry of Birds coedited with Simon Armitage.

Fred Pearce is the environment consultant for New Scientist magazine and has published many urgent and brilliantly-written books about nature and the environment including The Landgrabbers, When The Rivers Run Dry and The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will be Nature’s Salvation.

Poet, playwright and novelist Adam Thorpe is the author of numerous books of poetry, short stories and novels including The Rules of Perspective, Ulverton and Flight. Adam has been shortlisted for the 2007 BBC National Short Story Award and the 2010 Sir Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. The event will feature all three authors reading and discussing their work with Granta editor and publisher Sigrid Rausing.

Due to unforseen circumstances, neither Adam Thorpe nor Sigrid Rausing can take part in this event. The event will now be chaired by Granta deputy editor Rosalind Porter