Miriam Darlington

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Gender Female
Industry Publishing
Occupation Writer
Location Devon, UK, United Kingdom
Introduction Author, PhD student and creative writing tutor based at the University of Exeter. OTTER COUNTRY, my book about searching for the wild otter in Britain, was published by GRANTA in Autumn 2012. Praise for OTTER COUNTRY: 'A personal tale of burning quest for one of the most charismatic of all our animals. It is a beautiful book full of sensuous lyricism, but it is also an important contribution to British writing on otters, a tradition in which this country is especially rich.' Mark Cocker, author of 'Crow Country'. 'This is a diary of utter devotion where landscape is interpreted as otter-text, its messages elusive but traced with deep sensitivity.' Jay Griffiths, author of 'Wild: An Elemental Journey'. 'A lovesong not only to otters but to Britain.' Ruth Padel, author of 'The Mara Crossing'. 'A celebration of light and water, the polished pewter of our streams and their most charismatic inhabitants, 'Otter Country' is a mercurial, sinuous, breath-taking book about the pursuit of this most elusive of British mammals.' Patrick Barkham, author of 'The Butterfly Isles'.
Interests Nature writing, wild places, edgelands and urban living landscapes, poetry, conservation, environment
Favorite Books At the Loch of the Green Corrie by Andrew Grieg, JA Baker, The Peregrine, Maxwell's Ring of Bright Water, The Wild Places, Robert Macfarlane, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard, Tarka the Otter, Wild by Jay Griffiths, Ted Hughes Collected Poems; Mary Oliver's Wild Geese, Waterlog by Roger Deakin, Dart, by Alice Oswald, At the Water's Edge and Song of the Rolling Earth by Sir John Lister-Kaye, Sightlines, Kathleen Jamie.