On 2 April 2015, Melissa Harrison will deliver one of the inaugural Coleridge Lectures, Reimagining the City.

Melissa is an author, freelance writer and occasional photographerIn 2015 she will publish two books: her second novel, At Hawthorn Time (April, Bloomsbury) and Rain, part of Little Toller’s acclaimed new series of nature monographs.

Melissa contributes to the weekly Nature Notebook column in The Times, reviews books for the Weekend FT, The Times and Slightly Foxed, and writes about London’s wildlife at Tales of the City.

Melissa’s first novel, Clay (Bloomsbury, 2013), won the Portsmouth First Fiction award, was selected as an amazon Rising Star, and chosen by Ali Smith as a Book of the Year. She won the John Muir Trust’s Award for Wild Writing in 2010 and was a Writer in Residence at Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, in January 2014.

Read more about Melissa on her website.

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