Jessica J. Lee


Jessica J. Lee is a British-Canadian-Taiwanese author and environmental historian who has won the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, the Banff Mountain Book Award, and the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writer Award. She is the author of two books: Turning and Two Trees Make a Forest. From 2017-2018, she was Writer-in-Residence at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology in Berlin. Jessica is a founding editor of The Willowherb Review and a researcher at the University of Cambridge.

Her work explores questions of place, belonging, and identity in nature books that bridge poetry and science. At the Willowherb Review, Jessica brings together writers of color from around the world to argue for a broader understanding of nature writing and what its real subject is. She is currently working on a book of essays on plants and migration, which grew out of her Catapult column 'Non-Native Species'.

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