DIARY OF A YOUNG NATURALIST with Dara McAnulty
Sponsored by Stroud High School
“I have the heart of a naturalist, the head of a would-be scientist, and the bones of someone who is already wearied by the apathy and destruction wielded against the natural world.”
In his utterly remarkable debut book, “Diary of a Young Naturalist”, 16-year-old Dara McAnulty from Northern Ireland chronicles the turning of a year in his life, from spring to summer, autumn to winter: on his home patch, at school, in the wild, and in his head. Evocative, raw and enchantingly written, it explores the natural world from the perspective of an autistic teenager juggling homework, exams and family life alongside his conservation work and environmental activism.
This very special book has already won the Wainwright Prize for UK nature writing. Don’t miss the chance to hear Dara in conversation as he shares his brave, ethical and poetic view of the natural world.
Chaired by: Ellen Cormack and Caroline Sanderson