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
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.
Swimming With Seals
by Victoria Whitworth
Animals Strike Curious Poses
by Elena Passarello
Science and Spiritual Practices: Transformative Experiences and their Effects on our Bodies, Brains and Health
by Rupert Sheldrake
Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago
by Patrick Barkham
The Seabirds Cry: The Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets and Other Ocean Voyagers
by Adam Nicolson
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.
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.