Sarah Thomas is a UK-based creative non-fiction writer and film-maker. Her childhood was spent in Kenya and, following the 2008 financial crisis, she lived for several years in Iceland’s Westfjords. Both experiences have informed her commitment to work that addresses the complexity of human relationships with the living world. Her poetic, layered style is inspired by her background in ethnographic documentary and her choice to dwell deeply.
Her recent PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (creative writing) experimented with narrative shapes for the Anthropocene resulting in ‘The Raven’s Nest’, a memoir set in Iceland which was longlisted for the inaugural Nan Shepherd Prize for nature writing. She is a regular contributor to Dark Mountain Journal and her words can also be found in Zoomorphic, Earthlines and Ós Journal among others. Fascinated by the embodiment of language, she trained in Embodied Storytelling with performance storyteller Jo Blake Cave. She spent lockdown under a heronry.