Ode To Darkness, Sigri Sandberg

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I wrote a feature about this mesmerising book for The i Paper. The author is a Norwegian journalist who, having long been afraid of the dark, spends a week alone in a mountain cabin to face up to her fear.

She discusses the problem of light pollution in the modern world, and shines a light (sorry) on how dangerous it is: for our own health and wellbeing, now our circadian rhythms are completely fucked, and for biodiversity which we depend on, such as the insect population which has been depleted by light.

It’s a short book, lyrical and generous. Definitely worth a read.

Waterstones has it for £12.99