Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sara Wheeler

Sara Wheeler is the author of six books of biography and travel, including Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile, Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, and The Magnetic North.

From her Q & A at the Independent:

Choose a favourite author and say why you admire her/him

Willa Cather. She makes the black earth of a vanished Nebraska live again and the very best of her novels slip the shackles of their period and enter the immortal zone.

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Who is your hero/ heroine from outside literature?

I think of Dietrich Bonhoeffer a lot. More dignity than I could muster in a thousand lifetimes, and his inspirational ideas live on.
Read the complete Q & A.

Terra Incognita by Sara Wheeler is one of Sarah Anderson's top ten books about wilderness.

--Marshal Zeringue