Rob Cowen is an award-winning writer, journalist and author of the acclaimed Common Ground. In 2012 he won the Roger Deakin Award from the Society of Authors for his first book Skimming Stones and Other Ways of Being in the Wild. His second book, Common Ground, was shortlisted for the Portico Literary Prize, Richard Jefferies Society Prize and the 2016 Wainwright Prize, as well as being selected as a ‘Book of the Year’ in the Times, the Independent, The Sunday Express and featuring in the Guardian’s Top Ten Readers’ Choice. Common Ground has now been translated into German, released in America and adapted into a live music and spoken word show with musicians Nancy Kerr, Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting. Rob writes for the New York Times, the Independent, the Independent on Sunday, the Telegraph and the Guardian, and has created radio documentaries for the BBC.

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Common Ground

Shortlisted – Wainwright Prize 2016
Shortlisted – Richard Jefferies Society Prize 2015
Shortlisted – Portico Prize for Literature 2015
Selected as a ‘Book Of The Year’ in the Times, the Independent and The Sunday Express
Top Ten Readers’ Choice 2015 the Guardian

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Skimming Stones and Other Ways of Being in the Wild

Awarded – Society of Authors Roger Deakin Prize 2012