Hyphae, or a Reading List

A network of recommendations and inspirations

During the course of this project, I learnt more about fungi than I had ever dreamed I would. Turns out, the fungi kingdom has influenced many writers, architects, scientists and creators to think about the world in new ways.

I’ve collected some of my favourite sources here - from books, to mushroom-inspired poems, to new scientific experiments.


Short Story:
- Hodgson, William Hope. “The Voice in the Night”, . Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic, Daisy Butcher (ed). The British Library: 2019

- Macfarlane, Robert. Underland: A Deep Time Journey. (Penguin: 2019).
- Sheldrake, Merlin. Entangled Lives: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Future (Penguin Random House: 2020)
- Tsing, Anna. The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins. (Princeton University: 2015)
-  Wall Kimmerer, Robin. Braiding Sweetgrass:  Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants (Milkeed: 2013)

Mycelium textiles: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/jun/12/its-this-seasons-must-have-hermes-bag-and-its-made-from-fungus



Robin Wall Kimmerer in conversation with Robert Macfarlane, Emergence Magazine
Unearthed - Mysteries from an Unseen World, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
– Life Beneath Our Feet, Scientific American
Fungi - in Our Time, Melvyn Bragg
– Cosmic Queries - The Fungus Among Us, Merlin Sheldrake

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