Richard Powers and Nature Writing
News and features from the world of books. Alex Clark talks to Richard Powers about his new novel, The Overstory.
Alex Clark talks to Richard Powers about The Overstory, a novel about the majesty and importance of trees. They're also joined by Melissa Harrison and Jessica J Lee to consider contemporary nature writing and the environmental concerns preoccupying novelists today.
And ecologist Liam Heneghan examines why children's writers have been so drawn to trees and forests.