Alex Mullarky

 Environmental Journalism | Photography | Nature writing | Language | Hiking |
Horse Riding  

 

Alex Mullarky is a writer from England who has called Melbourne home since 2014. She studied English Literature at the University of St Andrews in Scotland where she specialised in Old English, which has such memorable words for the natural world as hwælweg (literally whale-way, meaning sea).

At university Alex was introduced to the world of ecocriticism and fell in love with nature writers including Gavin Maxwell, Miriam Darlington, Kathleen Jamie, Helen Macdonald and Robert Macfarlane. She is now seeking out Australia’s nature writing.

Alex is particularly interested in how personal encounters with animals connect us to the natural world, and the relationship between language and landscape – how our words for the environment shape our perception of it.