Writers’ Talks at ZSL London Zoo
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Authors celebrate wonders of the natural world at ZSL London Zoo.
This summer, for the first time ever, award-winning authors and world-leading conservationists will be uniting for a series of Writers’ Talks at ZSL London Zoo.
Inviting audiences to spend a unique evening combining the magic of literature with the wonders of the natural world, the Writer’s Talks will give famous authors, poets and writers the chance to speak about their favourite animals at ZSL London Zoo.
Chaired by ZSL Council Member Ruth Padel, author of Mara Crossing and Where the Serpent Lives, the events will include talks from Jo Shapcott in the Zoo’s Rainforest Life exhibit, Mark Haddon in Giants of the Galapagos and Helen Dunmore in Tiger Territory - as well as a talk on each species from one of ZSL’s dedicated zoologists.
Author Glyn Maxwell who will be speaking about Mallorcan midwife toads on 20 June said: “'The Mallorcan midwife toad is beautiful and vulnerable, as well as being one of those rare animal species where the male does something surprisingly helpful - carries the eggs around for the female.
“But most of all I thought about it because until 1979 its story was thought to be over; and it isn't. So now I can help to tell it.”
Raising funds for ZSL’s conservation projects to save animals and their habitats around the world, the Writer’s Talks will be held throughout the summer at ZSL London Zoo. With limited places available for each talk, tickets are available to purchase online now at and cost just £12.00 per person.