Robert Macfarlane (born 15 August 1976) is a British writer and Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
He is best known for his books on landscape, nature, place, people and language, which include The Old Ways (2012), Landmarks (2015), The Lost Words (2017) and Underland (2019). In 2017 he received The E. M. Forster Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is married to professor of modern Chinese history and literature Julia Lovell.
Early life and education
Macfarlane was born in Halam in Nottinghamshire and attended Nottingham High School. He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Magdalen College, Oxford. He began a PhD at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 2000, and in 2001 was elected a Fellow of the College. His father Dr John Macfarlane is a renowned respiratory physician who published the CURB-65 score …Read more on Wikipedia