Writing Wild: 25 Women Who Shaped the Way We Read the Natural World

In Writing Wild, Kathryn Aalto takes readers on a journey through the natural world as seen from the perspective of 25 women writers. Beginning with a journey up England’s tallest mountain in the Lake District in the footsteps of Dorothy Wordsworth, Writing Wild captures pioneering women who dared to lace up their boots and pick up their pens to make history. Writing Wild celebrates female wordsmiths, both historical and current, whose influential nature writing has deepened our connection to and understanding of the natural world. These inspiring wordsmiths are scholars, spiritual seekers, conservationists, scientists, novelists, and explorers. They defy easy categorization but share a bold authenticity that makes their work distinct and universal. Featured writers include:

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