Natasha Carthew is a working-class writer and poet from Cornwall. She is the author of ten books, including those published by Bloomsbury, Quercus and the National Trust. Her latest book Undercurrent: A Cornish Memoir of Poverty, Nature and Resilience is published by Hodder & Stoughton. She is founder of The Nature Writing Prize for Working Class Writers and Artistic Director of The Working-Class Writers Festival.
Natasha Carthew is a writer and poet known for writing on both socioeconomic and nature/environmental issues. Her 2021 book, Born Between Crosses, is a sequence of prose-poetry celebrating the working lives of working-class women, published with Hypatia Publications, and her short story features in HAG: Forgotten Folk Tales published by Virago Press.
She has written extensively on the subject of nature writing and how authentic rural working-class voices are represented in fiction for several publications and programmes; including Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, The Royal Society of Authors Journal, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, The Guardian, The Dark Mountain Project, The Bookseller, Book Brunch, The Big Issue and The Economist. She is represented by Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency. She can be contacted through them and Twitter @natashacarthew.