Travelling into fiction

A month ago, Nick Hunt, who is best known for his his travel books (Walking the Woods and the Water; Where the Wild Winds Are), published his debut novel, Red Smoking Mirror (you can read an extract from the first chapter in The London Magazine). Fiction, he said in a recent piece for The Irish Times, was always his first love, but the novel wouldn’t have been possible without the real journeys he had made.

Updated August 11
Nick Hunt is the latest interviewee on The End of Tourism podcast, which Chris Christou, a writer and activist, describes as “a project about the deep causes and consequences of tourism, wanderlust, spectacle, exile”.

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