Journeys in Desert Places

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:00 to 11:45
Destinations London 2020 Schedule - Stanfords Travel Writers Festival - Stanfords Travel Writers Festival


Winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year at the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards, William Atkins talks to Julia Wheeler about his experiences in eight deserts: the Empty Quarter of Oman, the Gobi Desert and Taklamakan deserts of northwest China, the Great Victoria Desert of Australia, the man-made desert of the Aral Sea in  Kazakhstan, the Black Rock and Sonoran Deserts of the American Southwest, and Egypt’s Eastern Desert. Hear all about the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places.

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Julia Wheeler
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