When Unbound first asked if I’d be interested in curating a crowdfunded anthology of women’s ‘Nature writing’ I didn’t give it much thought. I imagined it would entail commissioning 15 people to write essays, and that would be that. But I soon realised that I didn’t want to limit the scope of such a volume to a tiny pool of contemporary voices. I did, however, want to limit the scope of the anthology geographically to the islands of the east Atlantic archipelago, in part because when we think about women’s writing about the natural world the names Annie Dillard, Gretel Erhlich, Rebecca Solnit ...


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