Nancy Campbell received the Royal Geographical Society Ness Award
in 2020 for a decade-long creative response to the polar
environment, which began during a winter as Artist in Residence at
the most northern museum in the world on
Upernavik in Greenland. Her books include Fifty Words for Snow, a Waterstones Book of the Month, The Library of Ice: Readings in a Cold Climate, and the poetry collection Disko Bay. She was appointed Canal Laureate in 2018, writing poems for installation across the UK waterways from London Docklands to the River Severn. Her memoir Thunderstone: Finding Shelter from the Storm describes making a home in an old Buccaneer caravan between the River Thames and the Oxford Canal, where she still lives.