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To the Mountains
To the Mountains

To the Mountains

A collection of New Zealand alpine writing


372 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $33.00 (US $33.00) (CA $45.00)

Publication Date: July 2018

ISBN 9781988531205

Rights: US & CA

Otago University Press (Jul 2018)

Price: $33.00


This stylish and affordable hardback is an exciting compendium of adventure and nature writing, history, philosophy and literature, from the quirky to the sublime. Aimed at real mountaineers as well as the armchair variety.

Author Biography

Laurence Fearnley is an award-winning novelist and nonfiction writer based in Dunedin. The Hut Builder won the fiction category of the 2011 NZ Post Book Awards and was shortlisted for the 2010 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Writing. In 2015 she worked alongside mountaineer Lydia Bradey to write Going Up Is Easy, a finalist in the Banff Mountain Literature Award. Laurence was awarded an Artists to Antarctica fellowship in 2003 and held the Robert Burns Fellow at the University of Otago in 2007. Paul Hersey's previous jobs have included newspaper reporter, ice climbing instructor, fisheries enforcement officer, and outdoors retail store manager. Now based in Dunedin, he spends much of his time either climbing or surfing, or writing on various outdoor themes. Paul's book Our Mountains (New Holland, 2013) won the adventure travel section award at the 2017 NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival. He also wrote Merino Country (Penguin Random House, 2016) and is a contributor to New Zealand Geographic, Alpinist, The Surfer's Journal and North & South.