Jim Crumley is a Scottish nature writer and the author of forty books. His most recent project is a quartet of books on the theme of the seasons: the final volume, The Nature of Summer, is due out in June. The Nature of Spring was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week choice. Poetry has always been an integral part of his work, and all his books feature it to one extent or another. His work has been shortlisted for several awards including the Saltire Society Literary Awards, the Wainwright Prize and the Boardman-Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature.
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