John Lewis-Stempel

John Lewis-Stempel is an award-winning writer predominantly known for his books on nature and history. He lives in Herefordshire, on the very edge of England before it runs into Wales, and within a stone's throw (with a decent gust of wind) from where his family farmed in the 1300s.

His many books include the bestselling Six Weeks, about British frontline officers in the First World War, The War Behind The Wire and Meadowland, winner of the Thwaites Wainwright Prize for nature writing as well as the Sunday Times Bestseller, The Running Hare: the secret life of farmland. His books have been published in languages as diverse as Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese, are available on all continents apart from Antarctica, and have sold more than a million copies. He has two degrees in history, writes books under the pen name Jon E. Lewis, is married with two children.