Canadian Kate Harris’s book Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road has won the 2019 Boardman Tasker Mountain Literature Award at the Kendall Festival in the U.K. Fellow Canadian authors David Smart and Geoff Smart were also at the award ceremony.
“Every day on a bike trip is like the one before–but it is also completely different, or perhaps you are different, woken up in new ways by the mile,” wrote Harris in her award-winning book.
Kate Harris’s essays and journalism have appeared in Outside, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic Travel and The Georgia Review, among other publications, with “notable” citations in Best American Essays and Best American Travel Writing. Kate lives in a log cabin with her wife and dog near the B.C./Yukon/Alaska border. Lands of Lost Borders is her first book; Practical Experiments in Soaring will be her second.
— Joanna Croston (@Joanna_Croston) November 15, 2019
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Proof I don't always wear plaid, at least not when my dear pal @esdarling intervenes to make sure I'm appropriately attired to attend things like last night's @kobobooks Emerging Writers Awards, where I was stunned to take home the prize for literary nonfiction. Huge thanks to juror Michael Harris for this incredible honour, and to @kobobooks for all they do to celebrate and uplift emerging writers, and to all the finalists who are putting such amazing sentences & ideas into the world–so proud to be in your company. Now homeward bound to my more typical wardrobe…