Robert Macfarlane is the author of internationally bestselling and prize-winning books about nature, people and place, including Underland, The Old Ways, Landmarks and, with Jackie Morris, The Lost Words: A Spell Book. His books have been widely adapted for film, music, television, radio and stage, and translated into many languages. In 2017 the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the EM Forster Prize for Literature. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
Underland: A Deep Time Journey
Robert Macfarlane in conversation with William Dalrymple
In his first book, Mountains of the Mind, award-winning travel writer Robert Macfarlane wrote about the fear and fascination generated in the human heart by height. In his latest masterpiece, Underland he explores the deepest depths of the Earth in conversation with William Dalrymple: “I have rarely felt as far from the human realm,” Macfarlane writes, “as when only 10 metres below it, held in the shining jaws of a limestone bedding plane first formed on the floor of a warm Cretaceous sea.”