Jim Crumley is a nature writer, journalist and poet with some 30 books to his name and is a passionate advocate for Britain’s landscape and animals,
Jim Crumley was born in Dundee, and has lived and worked in Scotland all his life. He grew up in a hill-going tradition that graduated from the Sidlaw Hills to the Angus Glens and the Cairngorms. After a career as newspaper journalist which began at 16, he became a full-time writer in 1988. The core territory of much of his writing is a tract of the eastern half of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park that embraces Glen Dochart, Balquhidder, the Trossachs mountains, and the Lowland miles of the Upper Forth. He is also, by his own admission, addicted to the islands of Scotland’s west and north. A fruitful spell of work with BBC Radio 4’s The Natural History Programme took him to Norway, Iceland and Alaska, and helped to strengthen his love of the northern places of the Earth. He lives in Stirling.
His next book 'The Nature of Winter' will be published in September 2017.
His previous book '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
Reveiws for 'The Nature of Autumn';
"Crumley always manages to combine an extraordinary depth of…knowledge with vivid warm writing and a clear love of what he is writing about.…çrumley is one of an endangered species – the real naturalists. Enchanting." Sara Maitland, BBC Countryfile
"A delightful meditation." The Guardian
"A love song to 'earth’s reviver and replenisher'." Dundee Courier
“The best nature writer working in Britain today.” Los Angeles Times