The New Sylva

The New Sylva

The New Sylva – in the making

The New Sylva book is a detailed and sumptuous celebration of trees and forests, by authors Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet. Published by Bloomsbury in 2014, it was released in the UK in April, and in the US in October.

The book is 400 pages in length and features more than 100 tree species, accompanied by 200 specially commissioned pen and ink drawings. Read reviews here.

This website was created by the authors to capture the creation of the book. Starting at the inception of our journey in January 2012, it features the writing of the manuscript, the making of artwork, insights into the editorial cycle and, finally, it covers our activities during 2014 – the publication year.

The New Sylva is now available in all good bookshops, and signed copies available to purchase online here.

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Interview with Will Gompertz on BBC Radio

Originally posted on Gabriel Hemery:

I’m looking forward to being interviewed this morning by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz on BBC Radio Oxford. I will be talking about forests and the work of the Sylva Foundation — the Oxfordshire-based charity I co-founded five years ago — and The New Sylva which was released in the US this week.

Will’s programme starts at 0900, and I will be on between 1000-1030.

You can listen to the programme on the BBC website for one week (listen from 1:08)

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