John has had great success with his prior travel books, winning Wales Book of the Year in both 2009 and 2013, as well as the British Guild of Travel Writers Best Narrative Award 2014. The book will be launched at the Edinburgh Festival, and a number of other festival appearances are planned in support of the book, including Hay, Kings Lynn and York. An experienced lecturer and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, John will be promoting the book via a series of lectures, which were hugely successful during his Forgotten Footprints tour. He is also available for talks. The author has a number of national press contacts, and UK-wide press coverage is expected. He is based in west London. The book will include a number of maps, sketches and photographs taken by John which serve to illustrate his travels.
John Harrison's award-winning travel writing in Cloud Road, Where the Earth Ends and Forgotten Footprints has featured journeys in South America and Antarctica. He has won the Alexander Cordell Prize twice, the 2011 Wales Book of the Year, and the 2013 Wales Book of the Year Creative Non-Fiction Award. He wrote 1519: A Journey to the End of Time after following the route of Cortes across Mexico, on the expedition which brought down the Aztec Empire, for four months while recovering from cancer. When not guiding and driving powerboats in polar regions, or travelling for his own interests, he lives in London and Cardiff and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
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