Authors > Beda Higgins
Beda Higgins is an award-winning author and poet whose short stories have garnered fantastic reviews. Her first collection, Chameleon, received a Read Regional Recommendation and was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Beda’s three novels have all been highly commended – with shortlistings and longlistings for several prizes. She’s a regular contributor to Independent Nurse and a writing mentor on behalf of several projects.
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Jim Crumley has written more than thirty books, mostly on the wildlife and wild landscape of his native Scotland. The Nature of Autumn was longlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2017 and shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Bookshop Literary Prize 2017. The follow-up to that book is the stunning The Nature of Winter. The third in the series, The Nature of Spring, will be published in April 2019.
The Eagle’s Way was shortlisted for a prestigious Saltire Society award, and his Encounters in the Wild series – which sees Jim get up close and personal with Britain’s favourite animals – has found him many new readers. He has also recently written about the return of the beaver to the UK’s wetlands in Nature’s Architect (Saraband, 2015).
Jim is a widely published journalist and has a monthly column in The Scots Magazine, as well as being a poet and occasional broadcaster on both radio and television.