Karen Lloyd

Karen Lloyd is a writer of creative non-fiction and poetry, and a wildlife conservationist. Based in Kendal, she contributes to the Guardian Country Diary, BBC Countryfile magazine, Caught by the River blog and a number of magazines. Her first book, The Gathering Tide, won a Lakeland Award and was an Observer book of the year for 2016.

In her latest book, The Blackbird Diaries, Karen shares her deep-rooted affection for all our treasured garden wildlife. Over the four seasons, she intimately chronicles the drama and the joy, the perils and the pleasures of the natural world as it unfolds in her garden and on her walks in the limestone hills and valleys of Cumbria’s South Lakeland. What emerges is a celebration of landscapes and rare insights into the lives of the species that may be common but are remarkable creatures all. In addition, she chronicles journeys north to the Solway in search of geese, and to the Scottish islands of Mull and Staffa.

Karen recently embarked on a PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster University where her research project, The Nature of Abundance, seeks to discover good news stories in nature. The resulting book will document her visits with scientists to a number of significant environments, from the Polish boreal forests to Iceland and beyond.



Books by Karen Lloyd

The Gathering TideBlackbird Diaries


For any queries, please email Kevin.