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Melissa Harrison

Melissa Harrison is a freelance writer and occasional photographer who lives in South London. She won the John Muir Trusts Wild Writing Award in 2010 and was a Writer In Residence at Gladstones Library, Hawarden, in January 2014. She contributes to The Times weekly Nature Notebook column, reviews books for the Weekend FT and Slightly Foxed, and blogs about urban wildlife at

Melissas second novel At Hawthorn Time is out now, published by Bloomsbury. She is represented by Jenny Hewson at Rogers, Coleridge & White.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
Costa Book Awards Best Novel nominee (2015) : At Hawthorn Time

Melissa Harrison recommends
Melmoth (2018)
Sarah Perry
"Richly atmospheric, daring and surprising, Melmoth seals Sarah Perry's place as chief architect of literature's gothic revival."

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