Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall MBE is a natural historian, author and TV presenter, often seen on the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel and is the presenter of the hit show Deadly 60.  As an inspirational public speaker, Steve presents on a range of wildlife, conservation, exploration and adventure topics.

Looking for Adventure (Orion, 2011) tells the story of a childhood dream realised in a (near disastrous) expedition to the extraordinary world that is Papua New Guinea.  Steve Backshall leads a life as a naturalist and adventurer and in 2009, 20 years after his first visit to the country, he led an expedition into the jungle, in which he found a lost world of 40 undiscovered species in a volcanic crater.  A book about adventure, natural history, obsession and a life lived differently. 

In 2015 Steve published a climbing memoir, Mountain: A Life on the Rocks (Orion, 2015), a wonderfully absorbing and dramatic account of a life of daring.

Steve has also written numerous children's books including The Falcon Chronicles (Orion), a series of YA novels with an ecological edge.

Expedition (BBC Books, 2019) takes us to the dark corners of our planet that are yet to be explored. In this remarkable book, Steve Backshall offers an unflinching account of his adventures into these uncharted territories around the globe, in search of world firsts. 

His upcoming book, Wildlings (Two Roads, 2022), co-written with his wife Helen Glover, is the ultimate handbook for raising wilder, happier, muddier, more resilient kids – whatever the weather and wherever you live. With contributions from Bear Grylls, Ed Stafford, Sir Chris Hoy, Judy Murray, Caroline Lucas, Wayne Bridge and many more, Wildlings is a map to a more adventurous, wilder future.

The Soho Agency represent Steve Backshall in association with Jo Sarsby Management.

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