The Fish Ladder, with Katharine Norbury

Combining travelogue, memoir, exquisite nature writing and fragments of poems with tales from Celtic mythology, The Fish Ladder has a rare resonance. Katharine’s moving and lyrical story of self-discovery is a portrait of motherhood, of a literary marriage, a hymn to the adoptive family – but perhaps most of all

The Fish Ladder, with Katharine Norbury

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Combining travelogue, memoir, exquisite nature writing and fragments of poems with tales from Celtic mythology, The Fish Ladder has a rare resonance. Katharine’s moving and lyrical story of self-discovery is a portrait of motherhood, of a literary marriage, a hymn to the adoptive family – but perhaps most of all it is a meditation on the majesty of the natural world.

Praise for The Fish Ladder

‘What a delight! The Fish Ladder is a luminous sort of book, beautifully written, darting here and there like a kingfisher over a stream. A beautiful, strange, intoxicating and utterly unique story’ Philip Pullman

‘The Fish Ladder is truly compelling… Warm and touching, its impact lies in its simplicity and emotional power’ Jo Brand

Stop Press: The Fish Ladder has been shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2016. More information…

Katharine Norbury in conversation with Rachel Viney at the 2016 Penzance Literary Festival

Katharine Norbury in conversation with Rachel Viney at the 2016 Penzance Literary Festival

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