Robert Macfarlane, author of The Lost Words, joins BBC Radio 4’s Geoff Bird for lively conversation and eclectic musical choices in Wilderness Tracks as Robert reveals the six nature-related songs that have made it onto the wilderness soundtrack of his life.
Robert Macfarlane is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and the author of a number of bestselling and prize-winning books, including The Wild Places, The Old Ways, Holloway and Landmarks. His work has been translated into many languages and widely adapted for film, television and radio. The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the E. M. Forster Award for Literature 2017. He is a word-collector and mountain-climber – and he has three young children, who have taught him more about the world than any book.
Don’t miss the premiere of Seek, Find, Speak; A Conjuring Told in Gold at Timber. This is a brand new official spoken word adaptation of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, an illustrated book of acrostic poems (or “spells”) of twenty nature words at risk of disappearing from modern childhood in an increasingly urbanised world.