COMING IN 2018: LANDS OF LOST BORDERS

Pre-order now to win friends and influence people, or at least make my day (and get the book as quickly as possible!)

Pre-order now to win friends and influence people, or at least make my day (and get the book as quickly as possible!)

Ever wondered what it's like to sneak across Tibet with your best childhood pal in the guise of androgynous Chinese cyclists? To test the limits of endurance, friendship, nations and sanity while pedaling for ten months through ten countries, several with names ending in 'stan'? To set off for Mars, determined to be a modern-day explorer, and end up—marvelous error!—on a bicycle on the Silk Road instead?

Well, hold your breath no more (er, until 2018) because I have just the book for you. LANDS OF LOST BORDERS is a portrait of 'the explorer' as a young woman, a meditation on the ways borders shape and shatter the world, and a grand adventure story. After more than a year total of spinning wheels on the Silk Road, and a few more of spinning sentences back home (tougher than biking, it turns out), I can't wait to finally share this wild ride with you. Look for it in January 2018 with Knopf (Canada) and in May 2018 with Dey Street/HarperCollins (USA).

Night biking in Uzbekistan.

Night biking in Uzbekistan.

Mel Yule and me in Ladakh, still friends and still smiling at end of our Silk Road.

Mel Yule and me in Ladakh, still friends and still smiling at end of our Silk Road.


Can't wait for the book? Check out this highlights reel from our Silk Road bike ride, a short film covering ten countries, ten months, and ten thousand kilometers of the Silk Road.... in roughly ten minutes!