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Francis Spufford is the author of I May Be Some Time, a cultural history of the British obsession with polar exploring, The Child That Books Built and Backroom Boys, all published by Faber & Faber. He has won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year prize, and the Writers Guild Award for Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year. In 2004 he was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize. He lives in Cambridge.
"* 'Some superb nature writing... display[ing] the beauty and vulnerability of these regions' Guardian * 'Some real talent - writers who not only know their subject, but who can also discuss it with colour and elegance' Good Book Guide * 'A glorious taste of the cold south in all its bewildering, vengeful complexity' Financial Times"