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James Canton

Jessica Woollard
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Sophia Hadjipateras

Dr James Canton is Director of Wild Writing at the University of Essex.

His most recent book, Grounded, was a Waterstones Best Book of the Year.

He is also the author of The Oak Papers (2020), Ancient Wonderings: Journeys into Prehistoric Britain (2017) and Out of Essex: Re-Imagining a Literary Landscape (2013), which was inspired by his rural wanderings in East Anglia. He has written for the Guardian, reviews for the TLS and Caught by the River, and is a regular on television and radio.

James is currently working on Rewild, acquired by Canongate.

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