Mark Cocker

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I write regularly for a range of publications, including The Guardian, The New Statesman, The Observer and The Spectator.


Since 1987 I have contributed to the Guardian Country Diary - a short article every other week on nature. For my Guardian profile and latest articles click here.


Here are some other recent pieces of journalism. In June I reviewed Richard Prum's gloriously provocative account of a lifetime's work entitled The Evolution of Beauty for the New Statesman. I think it is one of the richest books I have ever reviewed


In the same month I reviewed Shark Drunk by the Norwegian author Morten Stroksnes. It is a hauntingly beautiful and strangely captivating account of fishing for a Greenland Shark. In The Spectator.


In the bicentennial year of Henry Thoreau's birth came Laura Dassow Walls' glorious new biography of the great man. New Statesman.


Photo: Rachael Cocker