Charlie Gilmour was born in 1989 and raised in London and Sussex. He read history at Cambridge University, with a brief interlude in 2011 at Her Majesty's Prison Wandsworth. He lives in South London with his wife, Janina, and their daughter, Olga.
The best piece of nature writing since H is for Hawk, and the most powerful work of biography I have read in years. It announces Charlie Gilmour as a major new writing talent - Neil GaimanBeautiful, wise, compassionate and powerful, Featherhood is one of those rare, enchanted books that sings to the soul of what it is to be - Isabella Tree, author of WILDINGWhat a book! I was entranced. A personal reckoning which is simultaneously brutal and joyous. It's full of light. I want to tell everyone about it - Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of THE LAST ACT OF LOVEA beautiful book, sensitive and compelling - it made me cry - Simon AmstellThis stunning memoir flashes with as many colours as its enchanting subject, and draws us into a world of eccentric characters impossible to predict or forget. Savage, mischievous, moving, sublime - Rhik Samadder, author of I NEVER SAID I LOVED YOUThe extraordinary story of an extraordinary family - Sophie Heawood, author of THE HANGOVER GAMESI loved Featherhood. About nature and growth, about belonging and not belonging, it is beautiful - Andrew O Hagan, author of THE ILLUMINATIONSUtterly absorbing, astonishingly well-written, full of heart, Featherhood is the most arresting book I've read for a very long time - Cressida Connolly, author of AFTER THE PARTY