Date(s) - Thu 18th Feb, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
The 2020 Highland Book Prize Longlist series: Jim Crumley, author of ‘The Nature of Summer’, joins an online conversation with Linda Cracknell
Join us online for an ‘in conversation’ event with Scottish nature writer Jim Crumley talking to author Linda Cracknell about his book The Nature of Summer, which is the final book in a quartet based around the seasons. The Nature of Summer is longlisted for the 2020 Highland Book Prize.
During a writing career spanning 33 years, Jim has produced 40 books, almost all of them devoted to the wildlife, wild places and environment of Scotland. His most recent project was a quartet of books centred around the seasons. The final volume, The Nature of Summer, was published in 2020. Other books have featured beavers, eagles, swans and the Great Wood of Caledon. His 2010 book, The Last Wolf, rewrote the history of wolves in Scotland and argued the case for their reintroduction. Jim is also a columnist in the Scots Magazine.
Towards the end of the event, there will be time for a question and answer session with our online audience.
Linda Cracknell is a writer of fiction, non-fiction and drama for whom landscape, place and memory are key themes. Following two collections of short stories, her novel Call of the Undertow (2013) was set in coastal Caithness. Her non-fiction walking-memoir, Doubling Back: Ten paths trodden in memory (2014), became a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. Her latest book is a novella linking lives to a Perthshire woollen mill over two centuries: The Other Side of Stone (Taproot Press, March 2021). www.lindacracknell.com
We are running this as a ‘pay as you can’ event. Please see our booking options below.
This event is brought to you as part of a series celebrating the 2020 Highland Book Prize longlist. Over the next few months, Moniack Mhor will be running sessions with longlisted writers including workshops, individual and in-conversation talks. All will be delivered via Zoom and supported by a member of the Moniack Mhor/Highland Book Prize team.
Our thanks go to the William Grant Foundation who provide funding to encourage public engagement with the Highland Book Prize.
This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.