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Autumn Leaves

Jade Cuttle

Writer, Journalist, Broadcaster

Jade Cuttle is a nature writer from Yorkshire and a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker 2024. She began her career in journalism, working at The Times as an Arts Commissioning Editor, and is a regular speaker on BBC Front Row and BBC Freethinking. Her AHRC-funded research at Cambridge University, supervised by Robert Macfarlane, examines the work of British nature poets of colour to unearth an overlooked tradition. She is writing her first book called Silthood, exploring ancient connections between soil and self, informed by her passions for metal detecting and mudlarking. Jade also writes historical fiction, inspired by her work for English Heritage as a professional historical re-enactor, where she is trained in using a spear, sword and axe for battle combat; one of Britain's first female warriors of colour. She is the founder of StorySphere, a consultancy agency for creative minds offering manuscript assessment and mentoring, publishing and media advice.

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Jade has won a ‘30 To Watch: Journalism Award’ for her editorial work at The Times, Arts Council funding to write her books and a Northern Writers Award. After winning the BBC Proms Poetry Competition, her poetry and plant-whispering has been filmed by BBC One, with television appearances on ITV and Look North. Her poetry has also been broadcast on BBC's Words & Music and The Verb. She released an album of poem-songs called Algal Bloom with a grant from the PRS Foundation.

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