Habitat and Species 14 May 2024

Brian Payton


It was a very nice surprise to hear from Brian Payton, author of one of my favourite books on the environment: the thoughtful, comprehensive and deeply moving account of the plight of the world’s bears – ‘In Bear Country’, T10 Section 7.4.

I asked Brian if he were still writing conservation/environment pieces and he told me that he “will always write about nature and conservation, but mostly feature-length stories these days. Some are available on my website: https://www.brianpayton.com/ ”

In a surprise to me, Brian also writes fiction. Here’s a link to one of his best-known novels, ‘The Wind is Not a River’: https://www.amazon.com/Wind-Not-River-Novel/dp/006227998X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Brian+Payton&qid=1707176827&s=audible&sr=1-1-catcorr

I enthusiastically read ‘The Wind is Not a River’ and loved it, not least because of the evocation of the wild environment of the Aleutian Islands where the book is set during WWII. I urge you to join Brian as he transports you, via fiction or non-fiction, to the wild places of the world.

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