Book Launch

Meetings with Speakers

Chris Packham - Wild Night

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Chris will be doing a signing and meet and greet following the show. 


Extraordinarily creative and prolific, Chris Packham has led a remarkable life. He’s gained recognition as a naturalist, television presenter, writer, photographer, conservationist, campaigner and filmmaker.

As a broadcaster he is a presenter of BBC’s BAAFTA Award winning Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch series. He presents notable natural history series such as Nature’s Weirdest Events, World’s Weirdest Events, World’s Sneakiest Animals, Cats V Dogs, The Burrowers, Inside the Animal Mind, Operation Iceberg and Secrets of our Living Planet. He was featured in The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC – US) where he introduced Jimmy to a Porcupine and baby spotted Hyena, and sent a Black Vulture flying to him as he stood in the audience.

Critical acclaim

In May 2016 Chris’s autobiography, ’Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir’, was released to critical acclaim, reaching number 1 in The Sunday Times Bestsellers in just 2 weeks. It was featured as a Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week, read by Chris.

Critics said it was ‘Astonishing… brilliantly written’, ‘… a flickering vat of life itself. A brilliant and remarkable book.’ ‘It’s bold and beautiful, both raw and lyrical, and a rather special book.’


Earlier in 2016 Chris’s fact-packed picture book, ‘Amazing Animal Journeys’, was published, telling the story of the annual migration of animals around the world, from butterflies to whales. The book is illustrated by Jason Cockroft, the Harry Potter cover artist.

With many books published, his first photography book, ‘100 Things That Caught My Eye’, (2014) depicted an eclectic collection of his photographs accompanied by his thoughts and insights as he captured each shot.

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