I grew up in southeast London and studied English Lit at UCL. I partied a lot, thought about what it meant more than was healthy and had two noisy, beautiful children quite young.

A few years ago, I started a PhD on The Hunting of the Snark. While procrastinating in the library, I wrote Mushroom Season, which was runner up for the FT/Bodley Head Essay Prize, and off the back of that I started writing books, the first of which, Uprooted, was recipient of the Roger Deakin Award.

I have appeared on BBC Radio 2’s Up All Night, Radio 3’s Free Thinking and Radio 4’s The World Tonight, and at numerous festivals, and like writing and talking and collaborating on all sorts of things. I live with my children near Hay-on-Wye.


7 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello Nina,
    I`ve just bought your book Mushroom Season for my research about fungi consumption. I`m a cook and foraging specialist from germany and would like to interview you about your experiences. Please get in touch with me.
    Yours Peter Becker

  2. Dear Nina,

    I recently made a video about Bigfoot sightings in the UK, which is linked below. Spring Heeled Jack and The Green Man make an appearance in the raw data.

    I had been thinking about looking into The Green Man. It’s nice to see that you have already done this, I look forward to reading your book!

    If you would like to find out more about the data in the video, my email address is bangerbangford@gmail.com.

    Kind regards,

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