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Bio

Luke Turner

Luke Turner's critically-acclaimed memoir Out of the Woods is a reflection on sexuality, masculinity and the relationship between humans and “nature”. It was shortlisted for the 2019 Wainwright Prize for nature writing, longlisted for the Polari Prize for first book by an LGBT+ writer, and Turner was also selected by Val McDiarmid as one of the ten most important LGBT+ writers for a British Council and National Centre for Writing initiative. In 2019 Turner has been co-curating a programme of arts events celebrating the landscape and people of Epping Forest as part of Waltham Forest's stint as the first London Borough of Culture. He is also co-founder and editor of The Quietus and writes for a variety of publications.