Mark Cocker is one of Britain's foremost writers on nature and contributes regularly to the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, as well as BBC Radio Four. His book Crow Country was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2008 and won the New Angle Prize for Literature 2009. With the photographer David Tipling he published Birds and People in 2013, a massive survey described by the Times Literary Supplement as ‘a major literary event as well as an ornithological one’. Our Place: Can We Save Britians Wildlife Before It Is Too Late? was shortlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2019 and his most recent book, A Claxton Diary, is shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards 2019. Richard Mabey is 'Britain's greatest living nature writer' (The Times) and the force behind the Britannica series. His some 40 other books include his biography of Gilbert White, which won the Whitbread Biography award 1986, Nature Cure, which was shortlisted for the same award in 2005, and most recently Turning the Boat for Home: A Life Writing about Nature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Vice-President of the Open Spaces Society.