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Friday, 3 June 2016

Celebrated author's national park date

Rob Cowen.
Award-winning local author Rob Cowen talks about his work at an afternoon event at The North York Moors national park's Danby visitor centre on Sunday 19 June.

The event is being organised with Ryedale Book Festival.

Book festival director Sarah Tyson said: "Anyone who marvels at the natural world is in for a treat and should not miss this opportunity to meet Rob and enjoy his stories in such a wonderful setting. We’re delighted to be working with the National Park as the North York Moors are the perfect place for Rob’s event – right in the heart of the nature.”

Blurring the boundaries of memoir, natural history and novel, Rob’s book, Common Ground, offers a new way of writing about nature and our experiences within it.

The reader encounters the edge-land’s inhabitants in immersive, kaleidoscopic detail as their voices and visions rise from the fields and woods: beasts, insects, plants and people – the beggars, sages and lovers across the ages.

Rob Cowen is an award-winning journalist and writer and an author of regular columns on nature and travel for the Independent, Independent on Sunday and the Telegraph.

Described by the Guardian as ‘one of the UK’s most exciting nature writers’ he previously received the Roger Deakin Award from the Society of Authors for his first book Skimming Stones and Other Ways of Being in the Wild.

Sally Smith, the national park's events and exhibition coordinator, said: "With the spectacular backdrop of the countryside, the visitor centre provides the perfect place for Rob to share his work.

"We’re so pleased to be working with Ryedale Book Festival to bring this event to visitors and are really looking forward to working together on future projects.”
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