Sunday 26th June, 11.00-12.00 noon.
Waterstones, 782 High Road, N12 9QR
We are very pleased to be welcoming the acclaimed author Katharine Norbury to our festival.
Katharine's book, The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream, was the choice of many critics as one of the best books of 2015, and one of the best nature books published in recent years.
Part travelogue, part memoir, Katharine's moving and lyrical story of self-discovery – told through journeys on foot along the glittering rivers of Britain – is nature writing at its finest. For fans of Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, this memoir is a powerful tale of grief and redemption.
The book explores and follows the course of rivers and time, relationships and the inescapable attraction of family, meaning, and landscape.
Katherine will be interviewed by Mike Gee. He is a founder member of the Greenacre Project and was a regular contributor to The Greenacre Times writing the popular Mr Greenacres column as well as articles under his own name. Mike has charted and photographed every green space in the Finchley area and gives regular talks and slides shows as well as leading walks, including the one following this event.
Katharine Norbury trained as a film editor with the BBC and has worked extensively in film and television drama. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA programme at UEA. The Fish Ladder is her first book. It was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the 2016 Wainwright Prize and was aTelegraph Best Book of the Year, 2015. Katharine was chosen as one the Observer’s Rising Stars in non-fiction, 2015. She lives in London with her family.