Faber acquires Melissa Harrison's latest nature diary

Faber acquires Melissa Harrison's latest nature diary

Faber has announced it has acquired nature writer and novelist Melissa Harrison's latest book, The Stubborn Light of Things.

Editorial director Alexa von Hirschberg bought world English rights from Jenny Hewson at Lutyens & Rubinstein. She said: "I am incredibly excited to be publishing Melissa Harrison at Faber. Over the course of several novels and works of non-fiction, she has proved to be one of Britain's finest writers about our relationship with the natural world. 

"The Stubborn Light of Things is a perceptive and powerful call-to-arms written in mesmerising prose and it will transform the way you see the world."

As well as being a novelist, Harrison contributes a monthly "Nature Notebook" column to the Times and writes for the Weekend FT, the Guardian, and the New Statesman.

Her most recent novel, All Among the Barley, was the UK winner of the European Union Prize for Literature. It was a Waterstones Paperback of the Year and a Book of the Year in the Observer, New Statesman and Irish Times.

Her previous novels, At Hawthorn Time and Rain, have been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Wainwright Prize.