Karen Lloyd: Abundance – Nature in Recovery
In this new collection of literary essays, Karen Lloyd explores abundance and loss in the natural world, relating compelling stories of restoration, renewal and repair, describing how those working on the front lines of conservation are challenging the inevitability of biodiversity loss, as well as navigating her own explorations of the meaning of abundance in the Anthropocene.
‘If I was to recommend one book people should read for their well-being it would be this’
-Tim Smit, co-founder of The Eden Project
Karen Lloyd is an award-winning writer and environmental activist based in Cumbria. Her first book, The Gathering Tide: A Journey around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay (Saraband, 2016) contains writing on land, landscape and memory. The Blackbird Diaries (Saraband, 2017), winner of The Lakeland Arts and Literature Award 2018, is an intimate account of the wildlife in the Northwest of England and Scotland. She led the Litfest New Writing Northwest Nature & Environment Writing Workshop earlier this year and is one of the instigators of The Future Places Environmental Essay and Poetry Prize (https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/future-places/).