We talk to David Gange, author of Wainwright Prize 2020 shortlisted book The Frayed Atlantic Edge, about the inspiration behind his writing and his call to action for us all.

Our guest:

David Gange credit Llinos Elin Owen

David Gange is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Birmingham and has published history books with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Oneworld Publications.

The Frayed Atlantic Edge PB

In one brilliant adventure over the course of a year, David Gange kayaked the coasts of Atlantic Britain and Ireland, every inlet and every island. This book tells that story, and gives a social history of our coasts which for centuries were vital hubs for communication and trade but can often now be neglected.

Read an extract of The Frayed Atlantic Edge on the Wainwright Prize website here

See all the shortlisted books here


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