© Mark Cocker 2017
I write regularly for a range of publications, including The Guardian, The New Statesman, The Observer and The Spectator.
My contributions to July's BBC Radio 4 Natural Histories programme on the Blackbird. Click here.
In June I reviewed Richard Prum's hugely provocative account of a lifetime's work The Evolution of Beauty for the New Statesman.
On 15 July I reviewed Shark Drunk by the Norwegian author Morten Stroksnes. It is a hauntingly beautiful and captivating account of fishing for a Greenland Shark. In The Spectator.
Also in July and in the bicentennial year of Henry Thoreau's birth came Laura Dassow Walls' glorious new biography of the great man. New Statesman.
Photo: Rachael Cocker