Diary of a Young Naturalist

Winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing, longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize, and with 17 translation sales concluded, this is a timeless gem of a book by a very young talent.

Babel-Bridge is proud to have helped UK publisher, Little Toller Books, conclude 17 translation sales for this wonderful book. However, as of 1st November, all unsold rights are handled by the author's new agent, Curtis Brown in London.

Diary of a Young Naturalist

Winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing, longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize, and with 17 translation sales concluded, this is a timeless gem of a book by a very young talent.

Babel-Bridge is proud to have helped UK publisher, Little Toller Books, conclude 17 translation sales for this wonderful book. However, as of 1st November, all unsold rights are handled by the author's new agent, Curtis Brown in London.

Synopsis

Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of 15-year-old Dara McAnulty’s world. From spring and through a year in his home patch in Northern Ireland, Dara spent the seasons writing. These vivid, evocative and moving diary entries about his connection to wildlife and the way he sees the world are raw in their telling. Diary of a Young Naturalist portrays Dara’s intense connection to the natural world, and his perspective as a teenager juggling exams and friendships alongside a life of campaigning.

Personal note from the author

“I was diagnosed with Asperger’s/autism aged five … By age seven I knew I was very different, I had got used to the isolation, my inability to break through into the world of talking about football or Minecraft was not tolerated. Then came the bullying. Nature became so much more than an escape; it became a life-support system.”

Diary of a Young Naturalist
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Original Language: English (UK)
Original Publisher: Little Toller Books
Published: May, 2020
228 pages
Category: Adult Non-Fiction
Genre: Memoir
Film Rights: Curtis Brown, UK
Theatre Rights: Curtis Brown, UK

Territories Handled

Rights owner: Curtis Brown, London

Territories Sold

French: Actes Sud
Hebrew: Afik
Turkish: Alfa Basim Yayim
Swedish: Alfabeta
Dutch: Balans
Korean: DanielStone Publishing
Italian: Feltrinelli
Finnish: Karisto
German: Malik (Piper)
English (US): Milkweed
Chinese Simplified: Shanghai 99
Chinese Complex: SpringHill
Japanese: Tatsumi Shuppan
English (AUS & NZ): Text
Slovene: UmCo
Spanish (World): Volcanos Libros
Polish: Wydawnictwo Poznańskie