When you have read Tiger, you will know something of how to track and survive in the wilderness. Most of all I hope you experience the tiger as it truly is and love it as I do.
“Fierce, elegant, and compelling as the tiger itself, TIGER is less a novel than the very force of nature caught in fiction. Grabbed me by the imagination and carried me into the wilds of animal and human nature”
Laline Paull, author of The Bees
The Siberian tiger is the largest cat on earth. Maintaining a territory of up to 500 square miles in one of the harshest environments in the world requires an epic memory and ruthless punishment of all infractions. Creating fear of reprisal is as important to the tiger’s success as actually carrying it out. I was intrigued by how this characteristic of the Siberian tiger has defined both animal and human societies in the region. I had to visit this tiger’s habitat, and experience the extremes of temperature and scarcity that it has evolved to dominate.
I’m so excited to be on the shortlist for Breakthrough Author for these awards. The books on the shortlists are chosen by booksellers, and the winners by readers — ie.
For me this is the equivalent of being stacked fifty deep in Tesco or Asda, which is something I’ve always fantasised about. All I have ever wanted is readers —
PODCAST AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD HERE To celebrate the Centenary of Bernstein’s birth, several of his works are being performed at the Proms in 2018. On Monday 27th August his Age
The paperback edition of Larchfield, Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month, is launched at Waterstones Edinburgh West End on Thursday 22nd March at 6.30pm. All welcome! I’ll be in conversation
Published in paperback March 8th, Larchfield has been chosen by Waterstones as their Scottish Book of the Month. This is very exciting, showing that the story still resonates a year
Glimpsing the elusive Siberian tiger is all about skilled tracking to find out where their favourite spots are and then setting camera traps in the right locations around these areas.
The evidence is everywhere: tracks, paw prints, blood spots, body imprints. Deep in the forest the detective work begins. Paw prints are measured to determine the tiger’s size, and whether