Karen Lloyd

Writing Journalism

I’m Karen Lloyd – a native of England’s Lake District – and I’ve lived here for most of my life.

I write non-fiction, essays, poetry and journalism. Three books of non-fiction have been published, the most recent of which is Abundance: Nature in Recovery (Bloomsbury, September 2021). I’ve contributed poems and essays to anthologies and was commissioned by BBC Contains Strong Language festival in 2020. I’ve contributed articles on landscapes, wild places and wildlife to various journals and magazines including BBC magazines. See my Publications page for more details.

I’m currently the Writer in Residence at Lancaster University’s Future Places Centre, where my writing as research investigates how cultural landscapes can be reimagined for the Anthropocene, where literature is a force for communication and a way of challenging more restricted ways of understanding landscape.


Details of each of my books as well as anthologies where my work is included.

There is also brief information on how and where to buy them.

Writing Courses

These are occasional and take place in a range of settings – some in remote places. Please contact me if you are interested in my writing courses and would like to be added to my mailing list.

Friends and Links

My work would not exist without the generosity of others whose work has been of significant influence; other writers, artists, photographers, conservationists, ecologists, campaigners and more.


I juggle several roles, all connected to my writing interests. The News section gives an indication of the variety of my connections and contributions.