How do we make and maintain a home in a world assailed by the climate emergency? We welcome Jane Clarke, Eoghan Daltun and Sally Huband to a discussion with Anja Murray on the connectedness of humanity and the world.
Eoghan’s An Irish Atlantic Rainforest (Hachette, September 2022) offers a manifesto on how nature and the world can be reclaimed for the common good. In A Change in the Air (Bloodaxe, May 2023), Jane explores how landscape and nature shape us. And Sally’s Sea Bean (Hutchinson, April 2023) follows the currents of ocean and history in a profound meditation on healing.
Jane Clarke is the author of three poetry collections with Bloodaxe: The River (2015), When the Tree Falls (2019) and most recently A Change in the Air (2023). Jane’s awards include the Ireland Chair of Poetry Travel Award 2022, the Hennessy Literary Award for Poetry 2016 and the Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year 2016. She grew up on a farm in Roscommon and now lives with her wife in the uplands of Co. Wicklow.
Eoghan Daltun is a sculpture conservator, a High Nature Value farmer and, above all, a rewilder. Originally from Dublin, since 2009 he has lived with his two sons, Liam and Seánie, on their 73-acre farm near Eyeries on the Beara Peninsula, West Cork. An Irish Atlantic Rainforest is his first book.
Sally Huband was born in Bristol, and now lives in Shetland with her family. She is a recipient of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award and her writing has appeared in various publications including Antlers of Water, an anthology edited by Kathleen Jamie and Archipelago – A Reader, edited by Nicholas Allen and Fiona Stafford. Sally holds a PhD in ecology and anthropology from the University of Edinburgh and a Masters in Conservation from University College London. Sea Bean is her first book.
Anja Murray is an ecologist, environmental policy analyst and broadcaster, familiar to many as a presenter on Eco Eye on RTÉ 1 for the past eight years, and weekly Nature File on RTÉ Lyric FM. Anja also writes a weekly column for The Examiner newspaper, and makes radio documentaries about Ireland’s natural environment. Her first book, Wild Embrace: Connecting to the Wonders of Ireland’s Natural World, is published by Hachette Ireland.