Charlotte Du Cann


Charlotte Du Cann is part of the core editorial team behind The Dark Mountain Project, working as an editor, art editor (Issues 5-10), event curator and distributor. She writes about mythology, metaphysics and cultural change and teaches collaborative writing.

She was born in London in 1956 where she worked as a lifestyle journalist during the 1980s, specialising in food, fashion and design. After travelling for a decade, mostly in the Americas, she settled in Suffolk in 2002 to write a sequence of books about reconnecting with the Earth. The first of these 52 Flowers That Shook My World – A Radical Return to Earth was published in August 2012 by Two Ravens Press.

Charlotte has published five works of non-fiction, ranging from a collection of essays about food and society, Offal and the New Brutalism (Heinemann) to the travelogue, Reality Is the Bug That Bit Me in the Galapagos (Flamingo). More recently she edited Playing for Time – Making Art as if the World Mattered (with author Lucy Neal), a handbook about collaborative and community arts practice (Oberon Books) and the grassroots newspaper, Transition Free Press.

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