Sara Wheeler is one of my favourite writers on place.
She’s the author of 10 books, including Mud and Stars, Terra Incognita, and Travels in a Thin Country, as well as biographies of polar explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard and adventurer Denys Finch Hatton.
She’s a regular contributor to The Guardian, The Observer, The New York Times, The Spectator, The Telegraph, The Literary Review and many other publications.
We spoke about her recent travels in Russia, living as writer-in-residence on an Antarctic research base, and the reciprocal relationship between story and memory.
You can read more about Sara Wheeler on her website: http://sarawheelerauthor.co.uk/
And follow her on Twitter.
These are the books we mentioned in the podcast:
- Mud and Stars
- Evia: Travels on an Undiscovered Greek Island
- Travels in a Thin Country
- Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica
- Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard
- Too Close to the Sun: The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton