UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILL HEALTH.
Dara McAnulty is a multi-award winning phenomenon and the youngest ever major literary prize winner in UK history.
His first book, Diary of a Young Naturalist, explores the natural world through the eyes of the author, an autistic teenager coping with the uprooting of home, school, and his mental health, while pursuing his life as a conservationist and environmental activist. Winner of the Book of the Year for Narrative Non-Fiction at the British Book Awards 2021 and the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing in 2020, it is an extraordinarily powerful portrayal of the beauty of the natural world, as it shines a light on autism and of overcoming severe anxiety. It is also a story of the binding love of family and home, and how we can help each other through the most difficult of times.
In his second book, Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature, Dara leads us on a multi-sensory journey; venturing out into the garden, walking in the woods, investigating heathland, wandering on the riverbank and learning about the native birds, animals and plants you will find there.