6th - 22nd October 2017

Literature and Landscape

Sarah Hall & George Monbiot

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What do we mean when we say ‘wild’? And once something has been tamed, can it ever be made wild again? Join us for a conversation between two writers whose work addresses our fraught relationship with the natural environment. Rewilding is at the heart of Sarah Hall’s visceral new novel, The Wolf Border, which imagines an attempt to reintroduce wolves to the Lake District amid political power struggles and land reform. An award-winning writer, Sarah is the author of five novels and the short story collection The Beautiful Indifference.

George Monbiot was awarded the UN Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievement. His latest book Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life argues passionately that we need to reconnect with the richer, rawer world we’ve lost, laying out a radical new environmentalism. He recently launched Rewilding Britain, an organisation aiming to restore Britain's lost ecosystems and reintroduce native species including beavers and, eventually, wolves and lynx.