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Rob Cowen

Rob Cowen is an award-winning writer, hailed as one of the UK’s most original voices on the nature, place and people. His second book, Common Ground (PRH; 2015) was shortlisted for the Portico, Richard Jefferies Society and Wainwright Prizes and voted one of the nation’s favourite nature books of all time in a BBC poll. His follow-up, The Heeding, was the best selling debut book of poetry in 2021 and his poems have featured on Caught By The River and in Letters to the Earth (Harper Collins). His forthcoming book, ROAD (PRH;2025), is the epic and haunting story of a journey by foot over many years along the A1, The Great North Road, tracing this timeline from beginning to end. A genre-defying work, it blends memoir, history, fiction and short-story to create a book that weaves time, place, memory and profound personal revelation written in dazzling prose. Rob lives in North Yorkshire.

The Heeding

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