George Monbiot is a celebrated and controversial environmental campaigner. Investigative journalism claimed him early and his commitment to the natural environment and holding power to account has remained undimmed.
He studied Zoology at Oxford and in 1985 started working for BBC radio’s natural history unit and then as a current affairs producer at the World Service. He has been a Guardian columnist since 1996.
His books include Poisoned Arrows: An investigative journey through the forbidden lands of West Papua, No Man's Land: An Investigative Journey Through Kenya and Tanzania, Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain, Anti-capitalism: A Guide to the Movement, Heat and Bring on the Apocalypse. Of Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding published in 2013, he says, "rewilding offers a positive environmentalism. Environmentalists have long known what they are against; now we can explain what we are for.’’ Feral won the Society of Biology Book Award for general biology in 2014.
He is the founder of The Land is Ours, a campaign for the right of access to the countryside and its resources in the UK.