Kathleen Jamie, poet and essayist, was born in Scotland in 1962. Her work concerns nature, travel and culture. Her poetry collections include The Overhaul, which won the 2012 Costa Poetry Prize,and The Tree House, which won the Forward prize. Her non-fiction includes the highly regarded Findings, Sightlines, and Surfacing, all regarded as important contributions to the ‘new nature writing’. Her most recent poetry collection, The Bonniest Companie appeared in 2015. She is presently serving as Scotland’s Makar, or National Poet.