Melissa Harrison is an author, critic and occasional photographer who lives in South London. Her first novel, Clay, won the Portsmouth First Fiction award. Her second novel, At Hawthorn Time was shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year award, while her non-fiction book Rain: Four Walks in English Weather was published by Faber & Faber with The National Trust in 2016 and longlisted for the Wainwright Prize.
Melissa writes a monthly Nature Notebook column in The Times and reviews books for the Guardian, Weekend FT, The Times, and The Telegraph. She won the John Muir Trust’s ‘Wild Writing’ Award in 2010 and was a Writer in Residence at Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, in January 2014