Stephen Moss - Author & Journalist
I love writing about nature – there is something about the act of putting my experiences down on paper, so that others can share them, that is a real privilege. Whereas making television programmes is an essentially collaborative experience, writing is intensely personal – and the more I write, the more I feel the need to explore the important issues of the day from a personal perspective.
I have written more than 30 books on birds and wildlife, including:
- Wild Kingdom: Bringing Back Britain's Wildlife (Square Peg, due April 2016) - a journey around the United Kingdom, to discover how Britain's wildlife is coping with the modern world.
- Tweet of the Day and Natural Histories (John Murray,2014 and 2015) - two radio tie-ins co-written with Brett Westwood
- Wild Hares and Hummingbirds: the natural history of an English village
(Vintage, 2012) – a personal account of a year in the British countryside, at a time of great change. Read more »
- Birds Britannia
(HarperCollins, 2011) – accompanying the BBC4 series on the British and their love of birds.
- The Bumper Book of Nature
(Square Peg, 2009) – a family guide to getting children back in touch with nature.
- A Sky Full of Starlings
(Aurum, 2008) – the diary of a birding year.
- This Birding Life; the best of the Guardian’s Birdwatch
(Aurum, 2006) – a collection of short articles, many of them autobiographical.
- A Bird in the Bush: a social history of birdwatching
(Aurum, 2005) – an in-depth examination of why we watch birds, and how this has changed over the centuries.
- Birds and Weather
(Hamlyn, 1995) – a study of how birds are affected by weather, climate and climate change.
As a journalist, I write for a number of newspapers and magazines:
- A monthly Birdwatch column for the Guardian
- I also write for other publications, including the Daily Mail, Independent, BBC Wildlife and BBC Countryfile, Landscape, Birdwatch and Birdwatching magazines.
Stephen's Literary Agent:
DHH Literary Agency
23-27 Cecil Court
London WC2N 4EZ
Tel: 0207 836 7376