Author, facilitator and journalist Claire Dunn has been exploring and protecting Australia’s wild places since her teens. Working for many years as a campaigner for The Wilderness Society, Claire turned her attention to eco-psychology and the roots of the ecological crisis. Claire’s memoir A Year Without Matches: Escaping the City in Search of the Wild describes her journey of four seasons in the bush learning wilderness survival skills and inner exploration. Claire writes for a variety of publications including The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a passionate advocate for “rewilding” our inner and outer landscapes. She facilitates nature-based reconnection retreats and contemporary wilderness rites of passage. Claire currently lives in Newcastle.