Patrick Laurie runs a small farm in the Galloway hills. Preoccupied by cattle, grouse and wading birds, he is involved in a number of upland and hill-farming conservation projects, both at home and across the UK.
His recent book Native was a Times Bestseller, becoming one of the Times and Sunday Times Nature Books of the Year 2020. It was also shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for UK Nature Writing.
Native will soon be published in America and Holland. A variety of new writing projects are currently underway, including the delivery of a writing course for farmers and rural workers in association with the University of Leeds.