Tim Dee has been a birdwatcher all his life. His first book, The Running Sky (2009), described his first five birdwatching
decades. In the same year he collaborated with the poet Simon Armitage on the anthology The Poetry of Birds. Since then he
has written and edited several critically acclaimed books: Four Fields (2013), a study of modern pastoral, which was shortlisted
for the 2014 Ondaatje Prize; Ground Work (as editor, 2017), a collection of new commissioned writing on place by contemporary
writers; and most recently, Landfill (2018), a modern nature-junk monograph on gulls and rubbish. He left the BBC in 2018
having worked as a radio producer for nearly thirty years. He lives in three places: in a flat in inner-city Bristol, in a
cottage on the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens, and in the last-but-one house from the south western tip of Africa, at the
Cape of Good Hope.