Maggie Gee OBE has been writing fiction about climate change since 1985. Her 17th book, The Red Children, a fable about global warming and migration, comes out from Saqi in March 22. She is a Vice-Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, and Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University
Sabet Choudhury: The natural world has been a friend a teacher in my life. A comforting constant in my job as journalist. A 25 year career that has allowed me to see the best and worst sides of humanity. I am lucky enough to call the Cotswolds my home and Bristol my city of work. Every
Annabel Ross is an audio producer who arrived in Bristol several years ago from Tanzania where she spent ten years producing educational radio dramas. She is a podcast presenter for BBC Countryfile Magazine and has her own business, Messages from the Wild, which gives a voice to wild animals, using experts to embody them. With
Simon J Allen: I study the behavioural ecology of dolphins as a Principal Investigator with Shark Bay Dolphin Research (www.sharkbaydolphins.org), as well as wildlife-human interactions through fisheries, tourism and climate breakdown. I’m an avid field biologist, drone pilot and wildlife photographer.
Jean Sprackland is a poet and writer. She is the winner of the Costa Poetry Award in 2008, and the Portico Prize for Non-Fiction in 2012. Her books have also been shortlisted for the Forward Prize, the TS Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Award. Jean is Professor of Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, and
Prerna Singh Bindra: Prerna, from Gurgaon, is one of India’s leading environmental journalists and travel writers.She is also a visiting faculty member at National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore and has received the Carl Zeiss Wildlife Conservation Award.
Rachel Taylor is a senior Ecologist at the British Trust for Ornithology in Wales, managing and delivering ornithological research into the drivers of change in bird populations. But on a Wednesday she can be found in her small glass studio, where her love of birds and the natural world is expressed differently, through the medium
David Gray is an internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter whose unique combination of lyrics and music produce emotional, soul-searching songs that have changed the face of popular music. His album, White Ladder, was released in 1998 and propelled him onto the global stage, becoming the tenth best-selling album in the twenty-first century. His most recent album, Skellig,
Holly Gillibrand: I’m a 16 year old environmental activist and have been involved with Fridays For Future Scotland since it started in early 2019, as well as rewilding charities Heal Rewilding and Scotland: The Big Picture. I used to be a regular columnist for my local paper and have won multiple awards for my activism.