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Description - Granta 102: the New Nature Writing by Jason Cowley

As long as people have been writing, they have been writing about nature. But nature - as we know it - is changing. Economic migration, overpopulation and - most significantly - climate change are shaping the natural world into something unfamiliar. Instead of providing a respite from the urban landscape, the natural world now reflects our mistakes; our abuse; our politics. As our conception and experience of nature changes, so too does the way we write about it.Granta 102 will be a seminal collection, addressing lost worlds, vanishing species, the race for control of the Arctic and the popularisation of man-made art intended to replicate the aesthetic experiences we once found in the wild. Contributors include Robert Macfarlane, Jonathan Raban, Nadine Gordimer and Isabel Hilton.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905881024
ISBN-10: 1905881029
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 145mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Granta Publications Ltd
Publisher: Granta Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jason Cowley

Jason Cowley is the new editor of the Granta magazine. He was previously editor of the Observer Sport Monthly. He was literary editor of New Statesman and a long-time contributing editor for Prospect, for which he now writes a literary column. He was recently shortlisted for the newspaper magazine editor of the year in the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards.

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