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CROSSING BORDER ANTWERP 4 + 6 NOV 2022

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In conversation with Raynor Winn

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Saturday November 5, 2022

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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DAYPROGRAMME

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KABK - Royal Academy of Art

Raynor Winn talks about her new book Landlines, the story of an epic 1,600-km journey over Scottish Highlands, mountains, and glacial valleys as Winn and her husband try to suppress the symptoms of his terminal illness.

Interviewer

Micha Wertheim

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Author

Raynor Winn

“The longer we walked through that strip of wilderness – on the one side the normal world, on the other the sea and an endless horizon – the more I began to experience that as a human being you are deeply connected with nature, with everything that lives. That essence always remains." Raynor Winn made these comments in an interview two years ago after the publication of The Salt Path, her account of a gruelling walk Winn and her husband Moth undertook after finding themselves homeless.

The combination of honesty, beauty and brutality captured in a book that got to the heart of human experience earned it award nominations and a huge readership, and Winn is back now with her new title, Landlines.

In her inimitable clear and empathetic writing style, she recounts the toughest hike she and Moth have undertaken so far. Moth has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, so Winn decides they must embark on another healing nature walk. They set out on the Cape Wrath Trail, a 1,600-km journey that takes in hundreds of miles of Scottish Highlands, mountains, glacial valleys and lakes.

In their ongoing quest to suppress the symptoms of Moth's illness through long-distance nature walks, the pair also try to understand how we relate to the land and each other.

Landlines reads like an endearing love letter to Moth and an ode to the diversity of the English landscape. The book is an unforgettable journey that begins with uncertainty but can only end with hope.

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