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Graham and Charles talk to their special guest, Harrogate based nature writer and poet, Rob Cowen, who talks about Common Ground, his new book about the Great North Road and also reads two new poems.
Rob Cowen is an award-winning writer, journalist and author of the acclaimed Common Ground. In 2012 he won the Roger Deakin Award from the Society of Authors for his first book Skimming Stones and Other Ways of Being in the Wild. His second book, Common Ground, was shortlisted for the Portico Literary Prize, Richard Jefferies Society Prize and the 2016 Wainwright Prize, as well as selected as a ‘Book of the Year’ in the Times, the Independent, The Sunday Express and featuring in the Guardian’s Top Ten Readers’ Choice. In 2018, it was voted 3rd in a BBC poll to find Britain’s favourite nature book. Common Ground has been translated into German, released in America and adapted into a live music and spoken word show with Nancy Kerr and Martin Simpson. Rob writes for the New York Times, the Independent, the Independent on Sunday, the Telegraph and the Guardian, and has created documentaries for the BBC.