Interviews & Podcasts


In Conversation: Filmed interview with John Robb of Lush about Irreplaceable and our connections to nature and place.

Wonderland: Zoom recording of festival conversation between author and journalist Patrick Barkham and myself, covering wild places, childhood and nature connection.

Lush Summit Interview: Video recording in conversation with artist Matthew Shaw.


Five Dials: Wide-ranging interview covering Irreplaceable, climate change and radical hopefulness in the ‘Write Rebellion Across the Skies’ issue.

Sea Library: On love of place, language, contact with nature, and childhood connections to the natural world.

Silk Road Review: On history, the Balkans, the Skopje earthquake, and remembering the past. On place, Prespa, migration, and animal tracks.

Flyway: On borders, finding home, and connections to nature.

Ashland Creek Press: On pelicans, animal lives, and turning to writing.

Ecozona: Writing Beyond Nature – Wide-ranging interview by Deborah Lilley

Elsewhere: A Journal of Place: On writing, reading and place

Flyway II: On writing, Prespa, perception, and upcoming work.

In Conversation with Jo Mortimer: Wide-ranging discussion around Irreplaceable

World Nomads: On travel writing and place.

Birdlife International: On extinction, endangered Balkan lynx and the Egyptian vulture

Foreword Reviews: On invertebrate populations, brownfield and the pandemic.


Podcasts & Recordings

Irreplaceable: Field recordings of the book from Hengistbury Head in Dorset, with sound recordist and musician Matthew Shaw.

Beneath the Stream: Recorded on Hampstead Heath, includes readings from Irreplaceable and wider discussion of the book.

Little Atoms: Boris Johnson’s defeated plans for the Hoo Peninsula, the meaning of ‘protection’ and our obligations to future generations

LRB Bookshop: Rising Ground, readings and discussions about place and our connections to it with Philip Marsden, Ken Worpole and myself.

Writers On Record: Podcast interview with Cade Scott from the University of Iowa on writing, books, influences and the natural world.

Roots and All: Podcast interview with Sarah Wilson on restoration, biodiversity offsetting and the many meanings of places

Prairie Lights Bookstore: Recorded reading from Iowa City, 2016.


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