How to Be Animal – Melanie Challenger (cancelled)
It is with regret that we announce that Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 (and the City of Literature Weekend) has been cancelled
For a full statement, please visit the Norfolk & Norwich Festival website.
Humans are the most inquisitive, emotional, imaginative, aggressive and baffling animals on the planet, but how well do we really know ourselves?
Through a blend of natural and environmental history and philosophy, award-winning researcher and writer Melanie Challenger argues that at the heart of human psychology is a profound struggle with being animal. A remarkable look at human existence, our animal nature and our relationship to other species.
‘Challenger is an exquisite writer’ – Observer
Melanie Challenger studied English literature and language at Oxford University and has since worked as a researcher on the history of humanity and the natural world, and environmental philosophy. Her first book On Extinction: How We Became Estranged From Nature (2011) was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best non-fiction books of 2012, longlisted for the Dolman Travel Book of the Year and received the Santa Barbara Library’s Green Award for environmental writing. Melanie received a Darwin Now Award for her research among Canadian Inuit and the Arts Council International Fellowship with British Antarctic Survey for her work on the history of whaling. From 2007-2010, she was a Fellow at the AHRC Centre for the Evolution of Cultural Diversity at University College London. Website
Get £1.00 off each ticket
This event is part of our curated journey titled ‘The Nature of Things’. Book all four suggested events together and receive an automatic £1.00 discount on each ticket. Read more
City of Literature weekend is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival and National Centre for Writing presentation, programmed by the National Centre for Writing.