Patrick Barkham was born in 1975. He is a features writer for the Guardian, where he has reported on everything from the Iraq War to climate change. He is the author of The Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands and Coastlines. He lives in Norfolk.
His highly acclaimed latest acclaimed book, Islander, a Journey Around our Archipelago, Patrick Barkham travels from larger small islands to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is to be an islander. The book includes a section about Alderney.