Barry Lopez

Author of Horizon


Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Toby's Feed Barn
    11250 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA, 94956, United States
  • Venue: Toby's Feed Barn
  • Cost: $32.50 (includes book) -- SOLD OUT

~Co-presented with Point Reyes Books~

Many years in the making, Horizon is a sweeping chronicle of one of our finest writers' travels from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galápagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica. Along the way, Barry also probes the long history of humanity’s quests and explorations, including the prehistoric peoples who trekked across Skraeling Island in northern Canada, the colonialists who plundered Central Africa, an enlightenment-era Englishman who sailed the Pacific, a Native American emissary who found his way into isolationist Japan, and today’s ecotourists in the tropics. Throughout his journeys–to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on the globe–and via friendships he forges along the way with scientists, archaeologists, artists and local residents, Barry searches for meaning and purpose in a broken world.

Horizon is a revelatory, epic work that voices concern and frustration along with humanity and hope–a book that makes you see the world differently, and that is the crowning achievement by one of America’s great thinkers and most humane voices.

Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez is an essayist, author, and short-story writer, and has traveled extensively in remote and populated parts of the world. He is the author of Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award; Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist; and eight works of fiction, including Light Action in the Caribbean, Field Notes, and Resistance. He contributes regularly to Harper's, Granta, The Georgia Review, Orion, Outside, and The Paris Review. In his nonfiction, Barry often writes about the relationship between the physical landscape and human culture.

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In 2019, Geography of Hope is expanding from a one-weekend event to a year-long series of gatherings, pilgrimages, film screenings, conversations and art exhibits that explore the theme of “The Sacred in the Land.”

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