Nicola Chester’s rural-working upbringing shut her out of the local housing market but gave her a deep connection with the natural environment around her. It led her into a path of protest and resistance and eventually shaped her, through her writing, into a powerful and accomplished advocate for nature. Her memoir – On Gallows Down: Place, Protest and Belonging – was winner of the Richard Jeffries Award for Nature Writing and highly commended for The Wainwright Prize.
About ‘Meet The Author’: This series of events offer a chance to engage directly with award-winning writers about their recent work. The best of this year’s writing on food, cooking, nature, farming and the environment. Small number of tickets per event in the intimate setting of Abergavenny’s stunning library with a panoramic view of activities in the market hall. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or small beer whilst listening to the conversation. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Our Festival bookshop partner Book-ish has set up a bookshop.org dedicated page showcasing fabulous books by some of our 2023 guests. There will be two book-stalls at the Festival, but here’s a chance to buy in advance with discounts. Read the book then come along and say hello in person.