Luke Turner’s critically-acclaimed memoir Out of the Woods, a reflection on sexuality, masculinity and the relationship between humans and ‘nature’, is his first book. Out Of The Woods was shortlisted for the 2019 Wainwright Prize for nature writing, longlisted for the Polari Prize for first book by an LGBT+ writer, and Turner has been selected by Val McDermid as one of 10 most important LGBT+ writers for a British Council and National Centre for Writing initiative. In 2019 Turner co-curated a programme of arts events celebrating the landscape and people of Epping Forest as part of Waltham Forest’s stint as the first London Borough of Culture. He has participated in exhibitions at the V&A, Hayward Gallery and Serpentine. He is co-founder and editor of The Quietus and writes for a variety of publications including the Guardian, Observer, Vice, Dazed & Confused, National Geographic and NME, and is a broadcaster for BBC Radio Three, Four and 6Music. He has appeared on television programmes such as Countryfile and the Big Scottish Book Club.