The second thrilling travel memoir from 'the gutsiest woman adventurer of our day' (BOOK magazine)
Kira Salak was born in Illinois in 1971. She has a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and frequently travels to the world's furthest-flung places on assignment for National Geographic. She also writes for National Geographic Adventure, New York Times Magazine and a host of literary travel journals. Her first book, Four Corners: A Journey to the Heart of Papua New Guinea, was chosen by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Travel Book of the Year. In 2004 she was awarded the PEN Literary Award in Journalism and the Lowell Thomas Gold Award for Travel Journalism. Her work has appeared in Best New American Voices and Best American Travel Writing 2002, 2003 and 2004. Kira Salak lives in Montana.