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LISTEN: Highland journalist and writer Cal Flyn on her latest work Islands Of Abandonement on Northern Bibliosphere in our Highland Book Prize 2021 shortlist mini-series

By Federica Stefani

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Cal Flyn, Nairn B&A Festival
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On our fourth episode of our Highland Book Prize 2021 special series, we catch up with journalist and writer Cal Flyn.

In her shortlisted book, Islands of Abandonement, she explores the ecology and psychology of abandoned places.

We talk to her about what inspired the book, her research and the beauty and hope these places can give us.

You can find out more about Cal Flyn and her book and read an extract at highlandbookprize.org.uk/2021-shortlist/islands-of-abandonment-by-cal-flyn.

Islands Of Abandonment the new book by Cal Flyn.
Islands Of Abandonment the new book by Cal Flyn.

Extracts are available for all the 2021 shortlisted books.

Inchkeith. Picture: Cal Flyn
Inchkeith. Picture: Cal Flyn

Do you have a book you love and would love to share with us? Click here to send us a short voice message: speakpipe.com/northernbibliosphere

We will feature the reviews in our future episodes!

If you have an author, book or literary project that you would like to hear from on our podcast, drop us an email at northernbibliospherepod@gmail.com or get in touch on our social media channels.


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