Sara Wheeler is an award-winning non-fiction writer.
After writing about her travels on the Greek island of Euboea and in Chile, she was accepted by the US National Science Foundation as their first female writer-in-residence at the South Pole, and spent seven months in Antarctica. Her resultant book Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, was an international best-seller.
In 1999 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has served as Trustee of the London Library. She lives in London.
British Nature writing is enjoying a resurgence of popularity in the UK. But how does it work internationally? Where is the overlap with travel writing and how does it compare with literature from different narrative traditions?
Three acclaimed writers in these genres discuss.