Dan Richards


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Join travel writer and adventurer Dan Richards as he talks about his book Outpost, in which he journeys to some of the world’s truly wild places. Dan Richards explores the appeal of far-flung mountains, tundra, forests, oceans and deserts. Following a route from the Cairngorms of Scotland to the fire-watch lookouts of Washington State; from Iceland’s “Houses of Joy” to the Utah desert; Roald Dahl’s writing hut to a lighthouse in the North Atlantic, he has explored landscapes which have inspired writers, artists and musicians, and asks: why are we drawn to wilderness? And what does the future hold for outposts on the edge?

Fascinating and funny,” Financial Times.

A joy to read,” Max Porter

Dan Richards’ first book, Holloway, co-authored with Robert Macfarlane & illustrated by Stanley Donwood, was published by Faber in 2013. Subsequent works include The Beechwood Airship Interviews and Climbing Days. He has written about travel, landscape, and art for various newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, Economist and Monocle.