William Atkins is the author of The Moor (Faber), a book about English moorland, which was described in the Observer as a ‘classic’ and as a ‘remarkable book’ by John Carey in the Sunday Times.
He is working on a travel book and cultural history about the world’s deserts, to be published internationally in 2018. He is a 2016 Eccles British Library Writer in Residence.
Saturday 11th June
What drives us to extremes? How do humans and animals co-exist in myriad landscapes? How does exploration in the 21st century compare with the impulses that moved explorers such as Alexander von Humboldt?