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The Bookseller: Editor’s Choice: ‘Far & Away’

Far & Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change (Chatto, August 2016)

Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years (Chatto, 4th, H/B., £25, 9781784740115)

The Wellcome Prize and National Book Award winning author with an eclectic collection of his journalism and essays from locations around the world. We find him facing down tanks with a band of Russian artists in 1981; on the quest of a rare bird in Zambia in 1998; in Greenland in 2001, researching the high incidence of depression among the Inuit; in Afghanistan as the Taliban fell in 2002; and in Myanmar in 2014, meeting ex-political prisoners. His writing is never less than deeply perceptive writing, and wonderfully humane.

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