Living in London Hannah suffered burnout and was diagnosed with a functional neurological disorder. With no information available to help her, she found her own way to get better.
The winner of the inaugural memoir/autobiography award, The Cactus Surgeon: Using Nature to Fix A Faulty Brain by Hannah Powell is a tale of seeking out alternative therapies and a ‘green recovery’, praised by the judges for the “simplicity of [the] storytelling”, a cover that was “perfect for this kind of writing”, and “integrated photos enhancing the narrative and the book’s sense of renewal”.
Hannah Powell accepts her award at the London Book Fair from BookBrunch chair David Roche
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17th April, Sudbury garden centre director wins award for debut book outlining how nature helped her overcome functional neurological disorder, Suffolk News