Patrick
Barkham

Non-fiction writer and journalist

Patrick Barkham is a writer and journalist. He has worked for The Times

and the Guardian, where he is a features writer.


Patrick grew up in Norfolk and studied at Cambridge University. He has a keen interest in nature. His first book, The Butterfly Isles: A Summer In Search of Our Emperors and Admirals, was described as 'vivid, adept, unapologetic . . . wonderfully catching the spirit of these ethereal creatures' (Guardian). 

His next book, Islander, will be published by Granta in October 2017..

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A rare delight of a book

Alan Titchmarsh
on The Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search Of Our Emperors and Admirals

Striking and inventive… [Coastlines is an] informative, enthusiastic and at times rapturous celebration of our shores

Blake Morrison
The Guardian on Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore