Booktopia Presents: Robyn Davidson, author of Tracks in conversation with Caroline Baum

by |November 5, 2012

Tracks

by Robyn Davidson

The international bestseller of one woman’s solo trek across 1,700 miles of Australian Outback.

‘I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there’s no going back.’

So begins Robyn Davidson’s perilous journey through some of the harshest spaces of the world. A camel-trek from the heart of Australia, across 17,000 miles of hostile desert, to the sea – with only a dog and four camels for company.

Tracks is Robyn’s award-winning account of her adventure. Her story beats a track across bush, rock, sand and dust, across magnificent landscapes and through ancient sacred land, through frustrations, triumphs, joy and despair.

And as she treks further and further away from civilisation, and ever closer to the burning ‘heart of the world’, she realises that this desert will either make her, or break her.

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About the Contributor

John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for the last twenty years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Head of Product and Chief Buyer at booktopia.com.au.

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  • Flea

    November 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Hey folks. Just read a new book released in the USA called “The Glass Is Full: The secrets to being happy and staying happy” by Gigi G. The author is actually an Aussie girl. A great read for anyone who wants to be completely inspired!

  • Flea

    November 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Hey folks. Just read a new book released in the USA called “The Glass Is Full: The secrets to being happy and staying happy” by Gigi G. The author is actually an Aussie girl. A great read for anyone who wants to be completely inspired!

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