Charles Foster

Charles Foster is a Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. He is a qualified veterinary surgeon and barrister, and teaches medical law and ethics at the University of Oxford. His latest non-academic book Being a Beast was a New York Times Bestseller, long-listed for the Baillie Gifford Prize and the Wainwright Prize, and is the subject of a forthcoming feature film.

Interviews with Charles Foster

The Best Nature Books of 2020, recommended by Charles Foster

Charles Foster—the barrister, ethicist and bestselling author of Being a Beast—selects five brilliant nature books that reflect a new boom in nature writing in 2020, many of which ask us to examine more closely the interconnectedness of all things.

The Best of Nature Writing 2019, recommended by Charles Foster

What do we talk about when we talk about nature? Almost everything, says the academic and bestselling author of Being a Beast, Charles Foster. Here he selects five of the best works of nature writing in 2019; books that seek to connect us more deeply with the non-human world.

The Best Nature Books of 2018, recommended by Charles Foster

There has been a rash of books about epiphanic incursions into wilderness—but the best nature writing digs too into the complexities of our relationship with the natural world, says Charles Foster, the bestselling author of Being A Beast. Here, he discusses the best nature books of 2018.

The Best Nature Writing of 2017, recommended by Charles Foster

Sales of nature books have been booming, but only the most exacting of authors get right to the heart of our own interconnectedness with the natural world, says Charles Foster, bestselling author of Being A Beast. Here, he chooses five of the best books of nature writing published in 2017.

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