Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie

Wainwright Prize Nature WritingIn her luminous new essay collection, Kathleen Jamie visits archeological sites – a Yup’ik village at the edge of the Bering Sea, the shifting sand dunes of an Orkney island – and mines her own memories and family history, to explore what surfaces and what reconnects us to our past. Surfacing offers a masterclass in writing at the confluence of travel, culture and nature.

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About the author

Wainwright Prize Nature WritingMulti-award winning poet and author Kathleen Jamie was born in the west of Scotland in 1962. She has published three previous works of non-fiction: Among Muslims (Sort of Books, 2002), an acclaimed travel narrative and the essay collections Findings (Sort of Books, 2005) and Sightlines (Sort of Books, 2012), both hailed as ground-breaking nature/travel books. Her work is published in the US and several languages. Kathleen Jamie lives in Fife and is a Professor of Poetry at Stirling University.