Sara Wheeler: Russia, Antarctica and how we shape stories (Episode #5)

Sara Wheeler (photo by Amit Lennon)

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.

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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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