James Roberts is a writer and artist working from an old rural market town in the Welsh Borders surrounded by rivers, woods, and high hills – his favourite things. It’s a place where the stars are still lantern bright at night.
Recent writing has been published by National Geographic, The Scotsman and The Western Mail. His recent poetry and literary essays have been published by Agenda, Little Toller Press and Corbel Stone Press. His new non-fiction book, Two Lights, was published by September Publishing in 2023. It explores the decline in wild species over his lifetime, through the prism of twilight. You can read a short section here. His latest poetry pamphlet, Winged contains 14 poems about wild birds, with accompanying illustrations. It was reviewed here and sold out quickly. A new hardback version, Winged | Dark Water, which also includes a collection of short essays, will be released soon on his Night River Wood imprint.
His art and illustrations have featured in several galleries and exhibitions, as well as in theatres, magazines and books.
James spent many years working in the design industry. He has worked as a technologist, editor, art-director, graphic designer, content writer and illustrator. He was publisher of Zoomorphic Magazine for several years. He also teaches workshops for other creatives, scientists and activists.
James is represented by Robert Caskie.