We talk to Jini Reddy, author of Wainwright Prize 2020 shortlisted book Wanderland, about the inspiration behind her writing and her call to action for us all.

Our guest:

Jini Reddy 3MB. Credit Lisa Bretherick.

Jini Reddy is an award-winning author and journalist. She was born in London to Indian parents who grew up in apartheid-era South Africa, and was raised in Montreal, Canada. Jini has a degree in Geography, an M.A. in English Literature and a passion for writing on travel, nature and spirituality. Her byline has appeared in The Guardian, Time magazine, The Metro, The Times, Sunday Times Style, The Sunday Telegraph, National Geographic Traveller, BBC Wildlife, Resurgence & The Ecologist and other publications. Her first book, Wild Times, was published in 2016 and she is a contributor to the forthcoming Women on Nature anthology. Jini lives in Wimbledon, London.


Wanderland is about Jini’s journey to connect with the magical ‘other’ the landscape in Britain, to develop a more spiritual, intimate and reciprocal relationship with nature. It has a timely eco-spiritual edge and is a blend of memoir and nature writing which touches on themes of well-being, identity and belonging.

Read an extract of Wanderland on the Wainwright Prize website here

See all the shortlisted books here


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