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A native of Yorkshire, Tim Robinson studied maths at Cambridge and then worked for many years as a visual artist in Istanbul, Vienna and London, among other places. In 1972 he moved to the Aran Islands. In 1986 his first book, Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage, was published to great acclaim. The second volume of Stones of Aran, subtitled Labyrinth, appeared in 1995. He has also published collections of essays, and maps of the Aran Islands, the Burren and Connemara. Connemara: Listening to the Wind, published in 2006, won the Irish Book Award for Non-fiction. Since 1984 Tim Robinson has lived in Roundstone, Connemara.
'An astonishing and almost infinitely provocative work ! it is a rare pleasure to be among those engaged in the salvage of so rich a treasure' - John Burnside, Irish Times 'One of the most remarkable non-fiction projects undertaken in English' - Robert Macfarlane, Spectator 'An imperishable monument to the West' Irish Independent 'Reading Tim Robinson on Connemara is almost as good as being there -- better in some ways' Irish Examiner 'A masterpiece of travel and topographical writing and a miraculous, vivid and engrossing meditation on landscape and history and the sacred mood of places' Irish Times Books of the Year