Talks & readings:

6th November 2018 - Bridport Literary Festival
12th October 2018 - Mere Literary Festival, Wiltshire
3rd October 2018 - Golden Hare bookshop, Edinburgh
11th October 2018 - Sturminster Newton Library, Dorset
16th March 2018 - 'Words by the Water Festival', Keswick, Cumbria
17th November 2017 - Kendal Mountain Festival, Cumbria
26th September 2017 - Wigtown Book Festival
16th August 2017 - Edinburgh International Book Festival
27th October 2016 - Dorchester Arts, 'A Wessex Autumn'
3rd March 2015 - Poole Central Library
24th February 2015 - Sherborne Library, Dorset
12th November 2014 - Bridport Literary Festival
6th November 2014 - Wimborne Literary Festival
15th October 2014 - Mere Literary Festival
18th September 2014 - Dorchester County Museum
26th July 2014 - 21st International Thomas Hardy Conference, Dorchester
16th July 2014 - Frome Literary Festival
11th July 2014 - West Meon Festival of Books, Hampshire
17th April 2014 - Brendon Books, Taunton
16th April 2014 - Winstone Books, Sherborne
3rd March 2014 - Topping & Co. Bookseller's, Bath
26th November 2013 - University of St. Mark & St. John, Plymouth


September - October 2018 - a stage version of Winter, adapted by Simon Reade with the title A Pure Woman, opened at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester on 27th September and toured to the following venues in southern England: Forum Theatre, Malvern; The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington; The Theatre, Chipping Norton; The Lighthouse, Poole; The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis; Broadway Theatre, Letchworth; The Exchange, Sturminster Newton; Theatre Royal, Winchester; and the Performing Arts Centre, Bristol.

Alison Reade as Florence Hardy, and Tim Hardy as Thomas Hardy, backstage before the performance at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester on 28th September (photo copyright Stuart Franklin)

30th April 2018 - Christopher's essay, Entanglement, published in The Clearing, Little Toller's online magazine of natural history writing:

6th April 2018 - Christopher's essay In the slow zone, about the work of the sculptor Tim Harrisson, published in the catalogue of Harrisson's exhibition at Messum's, Tisbury, Wilts.

30th December 2017 - In The Guardian, a brief account of a winter walk in the New Forest.

16th November 2017 - Short story 'Living' published in 'New Networks for Nature' pamphlet.

1st November 2017 - 'Winter' published in Spanish - 'Invierno' by Gatopardo Ediciones, translated by Catalina Martínez Muñoz.

23rd September 2017 Short pieces in The Guardian on Salisbury, and Kimmeridge, Dorset

9th September 2017 - In the Travel section of The Guardian, a feature article by Christopher about his love for the Scottish Highlands. ....

2nd September 2017 - In The Wall Street Journal, U.S. novelist and National Book Award winner Lily Tuck lists her top 5 novels of all time about first and second wives. 'Winter' is on the list, along with Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca' and Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre'.

24th May 2017 - 'Among the summer snows' mentioned in the Guardian Country Diary, 'The white pulse of May illuminates the lanes'.

30th May 2014 - 'Why novelists have a duty of care to the past', Jonathan Smith, 'New Statesman', discusses 'Winter'.

19th January 2014 - interview about 'Winter' with Christopher Nicholson, on BBC Radio 4's 'Open Book'. To hear the interview, click on:

18th January 2014 - feature article by Christopher about Cranborne Chase, in 'The Scotsman'.

May 2013 short story, 'Mr. Cunningham and the motor-car' - a tale of 1960s suburbia - on the Supposed Histories Project

2011 - Greg Garrard, 'Ecocriticism' (2011), pp. 159-160, discusses 'The Elephant Keeper'