Ruth Padel is an award-winning poet, journalist and broadcaster. She lives in North London with her daughter.
Harry Pearson was born and brought up on the edge of Teesside. He is the author of eight works of non-fiction. The Far Corner - A Mazy Dribble through North-East Football, was runner-up for the William Hill Prize and has been named as one of the Fifty Greatest Sports Books of All Time by both the Observer and The Times. He wrote a weekly sports column in the Guardian from 1996 to 2012, and won the 2011 MCC/Cricket Society Prize for his book about Northern club cricket, Slipless in Settle. He lives in Northumberland.
Off Track Planet
The Off Track Planet website has reached over four million online readers worldwide and has an average of 100K visitors per month. OTP has over 10,800 Facebook "likes," 33.6K Twitter followers, 683 Instagram followers, and 10K email subscribers. They've been featured on New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, Metro News, Gadling (AOL's blog), Art of Backpacking, Budget Globetrotting, and in Publishers Weekly, who named the first edition of this book one of the Top 10 Travel Books of 2013.
Matthew Polly is an award-winning travel writer. A Princeton University graduate and Rhodes Scholar, his work has appeared Esquire, Playboy, The Nation and Slate. This is his first book.
Over the past decade, Scottish photographer Colin Prior has journeyed more than a million miles seeking out the world's last wild places and peoples. His unique style of work has received considerable critical acclaim, including awards for work with British Airways. Prior's previous books Highland Wilderness and Scotland: The Wild Places have arguably transformed our perception of wilderness. To purchase your own Colin Prior prints visit www.colinprior.co.uk