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After reckoning with the ends of the earth in acclaimed books such as Terra Incognita and The Magnetic North , the author rediscovered America thirty-five years after her first Greyhound trip across the country.
Sara Wheeler's books include the international bestseller Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, of which the Telegraph reviewer wrote, 'I do not think there will ever be a better book on the Antarctic.' The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle was chosen as Book of the Year by Will Self, Michael Palin, A. N. Wilson and others. Sara's last book was Access All Areas: Selected Writings 1990-2010. She has published two biographies of travellers: Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, and Too Close to the Sun: The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton, and was immensely relieved to write about women at last in O My America!. She lives in London.
Shortlisted for Dolman Best Travel Book of the Year Award 2014.