Nick Coffer interviewed me live on BBC Three Counties Radio about my environmental fiction book ‘Animals in the Forest: The Day Terrible Things Came‘ early in January 2018. Listen to the podcast of the interview on Youtube or the replay of the interview on the BBC website (replay available on BBC website 3 Jan – 2 Feb 2018).
As background, here’s some more information about the ‘Environmental Fiction’ genre:
What exactly is ‘environmental fiction’?
It’s a relatively unexplored genre of fiction, which encompasses anything to do with nature, the natural environment, nature conservation, green issues, and/or wildlife and animal rights, within a story.
Why is ‘environmental fiction’ important?
Books and stories, whether they are paperbacks, e-books, audiobooks, braille books or picture books, are a wonderful way to engage young readers into new worlds.
Usually environmental fiction and nature conservation stories have significant elements which are true to life, for example, the descriptions of wild animals, or the green issues that characters may grapple with. Although the story itself, the characters and perhaps even the setting may be fiction, there will be parts of the story which will be realistic and accurate. These stories successfully weave non-fiction into fiction.
Environmental fiction books are therefore educational and inspirational in terms of the information and motivation they give readers; readers can take further steps by researching these important issues more and deciding on actions based on their new knowledge.
Read more about why I feel compelled to write in the ‘Environmental Educational Fiction’ genre here.
Radio Interview: You can find out more about environmental fiction and my nature conservation story ‘Animals in the Forest: The Day Terrible Things Came‘, aimed at teens and children aged 8-14 years, which was discussed live on BBC Three Counties Radio.
Nick Coffer’s midday show of Wednesday 3rd January 2018 will be available for playback on the BBC website until 2nd February 2018 – listen to my radio interview here (from 2.44pm). Alternatively a permanent podcast of the radio interview is available on my Youtube channel here.