Robert Macfarlane

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Arts Council England mired in row over ‘political statements’ warning
Robert Macfarlane, Feargal Sharkey and Matt Haig are among artists to react with fury to message about funding risks

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

14, Feb, 2024 @5:17 PM

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Johnny Flynn and Robert Macfarlane: The Moon Also Rises review – celebratory and thought-provoking
The musician-actor and the writer follow their inspiring lockdown debut with another buoyant fusion of English folk and big themes

Phil Mongredien

12, Nov, 2023 @3:00 PM

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The Lost Spells review – enchanting musical has an abundance of magic
A cockney fox and a preening jackdaw open our eyes to the wonders of nature in this charming show based on Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris’s book

Arifa Akbar

31, Mar, 2023 @8:00 PM

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‘Message to the not yet’: Olafur Eliasson plans sky mirror for Cumbria coast
Artist wins competition to create outdoor tide-trapping sculpture inspired by prehistoric carving but seeking vision of future

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

25, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Summer books: Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls and more pick their favourites
Authors recommend their favourite recent reads, from addictive novels and fascinating cultural history to a game-changing graphic memoir

Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls, Anne Enright, Sara Collins, Ali Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Pankaj Mishra, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Waters, Olivia Laing, Ian Rankin, Robert Macfarlane, Katherine Rundell, Mohammed Hanif, Polly Samson and Fatima Bhutto

25, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Ness by Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood audiobook review – a sinister eco parable
Actor Stephen Dillane narrates the rhythmic prose poem, inspired by a Suffolk nature reserve and cold war military base

Fiona Sturges

25, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Spell Songs II: Let the Light In review – a magical return to nature
In this captivating follow-up, the stellar folk collective give voice to more magical meditations on nature from Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

Neil Spencer

04, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Bravery, hope and escape: the best books to cheer up kids in lockdown
From polar bears to murder mysteries, Katherine Rundell’s picks will make long days feel shorter and a small world seem larger

Katherine Rundell

22, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Top authors hope you’ll give this book away to change young lives
Philip Pullman, Robert Macfarlane and 21 others give backing to literacy charity Room to Read in new anthology the Gifts of Reading

Donna Ferguson

27, Sep, 2020 @8:45 AM

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In brief: Blue Ticket; How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?; Underland – review
A woman’s right to have a child, contemporary culture and what lies beneath

Hannah Beckerman

23, Aug, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Robert Macfarlane: 'Are we being good ancestors? Mostly, no'
The don of nature writing on the lure of the world underground, staycations with his family, and the planet’s prospects for the future

Kate Kellaway

22, Aug, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Orwell prize for fiction shortlist replays 2019 Booker prize contest
Booker winner Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other will vie with Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport for political writing award

Alison Flood

21, May, 2020 @11:03 AM

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