Melissa Harrison


Melissa Harrison is a novelist, nature writer, podcaster and children’s author. She contributes a monthly Nature Notebook column to The Times and writes for the FT Weekend, 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, the New Statesman and the Irish Times.

A collection of Melissa’s Times columns, The Stubborn Light of Things, was named as East Anglian Book of the Year. Her previous books have been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (At Hawthorn Time), and the Wainwright Prize (Rain). She lives in Suffolk.

Melissa is represented by Jenny Hewson at Lutyens & Rubinstein. She writes a monthly Substack newsletter called Witness Marks. She can be found on Threads, Instagram and X (Twitter) as @M_Z_Harrison.