Nick Hunt

Nick Hunt
Name: Nick Hunt
is a ClimateCultures Author

A fiction and non-fiction writer and editor for the Dark Mountain network of writers, artists and thinkers who’ve stopped believing the stories our civilisation tells itself.


“I am the author of two travel books. Walking the Woods and the Water is an account of an eight-month walk from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul in the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor, and was a finalist for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2015. Where the Wild Winds Are is the story of four walks following Europe’s winds. Both are published by Nicholas Brealey. I also write fiction, perform as a storyteller, and work as an editor for the Dark Mountain Project – a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilisation tells itself.”

Nick’s ClimateCultures Posts: 

Bristol Climate Writers Presents ... 'Desert Island Books'

Bristol Climate Writers Presents … ‘Desert Island Books’

Four writers of fiction and nonfiction (all members of Bristol Climate Writers and ClimateCultures) share the 'Desert Island Books' they discussed at a recent library event on climate change: Nick Hunt, Caroline New, Peter Reason, and Deborah Tomkins. Read More
The Sphinx - photography: by Nick Hunt

The Last Snows

Writer Nick Hunt travelled to Scotland's Cairngorms in search of a once permanent presence that's becoming another marker of a new transience: enduring snows that serve as scraps of deep of time, now endangered on our warming island. 710 Read More
A Personal History of the Anthropocene – Three Objects #5

A Personal History of the Anthropocene – Three Objects #5

Writer Nick Hunt traces the years through present, future and past on a path that will not stay forever on any one course; and returns us to a longer view, honouring the power and beauty of natural forms. Read More
Walking the Winds: Mistral

Walking the Winds: Mistral

Writer Nick Hunt walked the invisible pathways of Europe’s named winds for Where the Wild Winds Are. His final extract tracks France’s Mistral ('masterly', from the Latin magistralis), the ‘idiot wind’ that inspired and tormented Vincent Van Gogh. Read More
Walking the Winds: Foehn

Walking the Winds: Foehn

Writer Nick Hunt walked the invisible pathways of Europe’s named winds for Where the Wild Winds Are. Here he pursues Switzerland's ‘snow-eating’ Foehn, which brings clear skies and wildfires -- as well as insomnia, nosebleeds, anxiety and depression. Read More
Walking the Winds: Bora

Walking the Winds: Bora

Writer Nick Hunt walked the invisible pathways of Europe’s named winds for Where the Wild Winds Are. In his third extract, Nick follows the freezing Bora –named for Boreas, the ice-bearded Greek god of the north wind. 510 Read More
Walking the Winds: Helm

Walking the Winds: Helm

Writer Nick Hunt walked the invisible pathways of Europe’s named winds for Where the Wild Winds Are. Here, he's on the trail of the Helm, which blows from desolate Cross Fell to wreak havoc in the Eden Valley. Read More
Walking the Winds: Blown Away

Walking the Winds: Blown Away

Writer Nick Hunt has walked the invisible pathways of Europe’s named winds, to discover how they affect landscapes, people and cultures through which they blow. Five extracts from Where the Wild Winds Are begin with the book's introduction. Read More

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