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Sally Huband

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Other contact method: Contact me through my agent jameslockhartagency.com
Local authority: Shetland
Languages: English
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I’m the author of Sea Bean (memoir, nature and travel writing). I love working with bookshops, libraries, writers groups and festivals to deliver events in-person/online. Sea Bean was a Waterstone’s Best Nature and Travel book in 2023 and was longlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing. I illustrated Sea Bean and printmaking is integral to my writing process.


My writing interests include nature, environment, sustaining hope, creativity, chronic illness, disability, neurodivergency, mental health, intersectional feminism, motherhood, islands, folklore and mythology. My field notes on chronic illness and nature can be found in the Moving Mountains anthology and an essay on ravens and feminist activism can be read in the Antlers of Water anthology. Before becoming a writer, I worked as an ecologist and ethnographer.


I am a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awardee and enjoy mentoring others and judging competitions/awards. I’m a mentor for a Shetland Library and Shetland Arts pilot project and have also delivered school workshops on nature, beachcombing and collecting. I’m versatile in terms of audience - for Book Week Scotland 2021, I gave a talk on nature, mental health and hope for adults and also hosted a joyfully messy nature table for all ages.


(Photo credit: Andrea Thomson Photography)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bibliotherapy; Chairing events; Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adventure; Animals; Biography & memoir; Coasts, seas & oceans; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Island communities; Nature; Publishing & getting published; Rural communities; Seasonal books; Travel writing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+