Lawrence Millman: the Arctic, technology and saving stories (Episode #3)

Lawrence Millman serving up arctic tern shit in Iceland…

Lawrence Millman is the author of 18 books, including Northern Latitudes, Last Places, An Evening Among Headhunters, and Lost in the Arctic

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.

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About the author

Ryan Murdock

Author of A Sunny Place for Shady People and Vagabond Dreams: Road Wisdom from Central America. Host of Personal Landscapes podcast. Editor-at-Large (Europe) for Canada's Outpost magazine. Writer at The Shift. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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