Nick Crane

Nicholas Crane

Writer, broadcast geographer, explorer

Nicholas Crane is a writer, broadcaster, geographer, explorer. He was guest speaker for the first Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards at the National Theatre in 2007 and again in 2014, when the exhibition moved to London Waterloo.

Born on England’s south coast, Nick now lives in London but travels the length and breadth of the country in his role as writer and broadcaster for BBC programmes including Coast, Map Man, Great British Journeys & Town. With more than ten books to his name, Nick is currently working on a history of the British landscape. He is President of the Royal Geographical Society.

Speaking at the launch of ‘Landscapes for Everyone’ in Parliament in January 2015, Nick shared his thoughts on how we define landscape. It is a speech will resonate with many: “Landscapes are not commodities. They’re not meant for consumption. They’re more like the books and manuscripts in the British Library. A unique collection of irreplaceable National Treasures.”