His articles have appeared in Smithsonian, National Geographic Adventure, The Atlantic Monthly, Sports Illustrated, and Islands.
He’s made 30 trips to the Arctic and Subarctic, discovered a previously unknown lake in Borneo, and has a mountain named after him outside Angmagssalik, East Greenland.
I first encountered Millman’s work in Best American Travel Writing 2001. His story of Pantelleria stuck in my head, hovering at the back of my mind long after I’d transposed the location to Lampedusa.
Reading his piece on Anticosti Island in An Evening Among Headhunters sunk the hook.
I spoke with him about his book Last Places, eating bird shit in Iceland, and his efforts to preserve stories before they fade away.
You can read more about Lawrence Millman on his website: http://lawrencemillman.com/
And follow him on Twitter.
These are the books we mentioned in the podcast:
- Last Places
- At the End of the World
- Northern Latitudes
- Goodbye, Ice
- An Evening Among Headhunters
- Lost in the Arctic
- Our Like Will Not Be There Again