I am Vybarr Cregan-Reid. I am a writer and academic, based in London. I’ve written several pieces for the nationals, read my work on BBC Radio Four, and been interviewed on several national radio stations about it, too.
My most recent book on running and the environment has been published in the UK and the US. It is called ‘Footnotes – How Running Makes us Human.’ It recounts a number of the adventures that I had while I was out on the run, and also about what running can tell us about the way we live now. I work as a Reader in English & Environmental Humanities in the School of English at the University of Kent where I won the ‘Best Teacher’ award in 2015.
I’m currently working on my next book, Primate Change: how the world we’ve made is remaking us, it will be published in September 2018. It is about all the changes that modern life has made to our bodies, particularly those influenced by our soon-to-be-declared geological epoch, the Anthropocene.