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Jay Griffiths (born 1965, Manchester) is a British author.

After studies at Oxford University, she traveled around the world visiting indigenous communities and learning from them. Her books are based on her learning and her travels. [1] [2]

She is the author of Wild: An Elemental Journey, Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time and Anarchipelago.[3]

During an interview about the experiences discussed in her book, Wild: An Elemental Journey, Griffiths said, "To my mind, at worst, the West operates a kind of ‘intellectual apartheid’ – the idea that our way of thinking is the only one. Really, there are more ways of living and thinking than we could ever imagine." [4]

Griffiths was the winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Non–fiction in 2003, and the Orion Book Award in 2007. In 2009 she was short-listed for the Spread The Word World Book Day non-fiction prize.[5]

In 2007, Griffiths was living on the edge of Epping Forest in Essex as part of an artist's collective but has since moved to Wales.[6]




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