Good Reading : December January 2011
16 goodreading ı DECEMBER 2010/ JANUARY 2011 online Australian adventurer, photographer and author Chris Bray talks about his incredible adventure with Clark Carter in the freezing wilds of Canada’s Victoria Island, the world’s ninth largest island. In July 2005 Chris and Clark plunged into exploring the territory deep within the Arctic Circle. ‘It should have been pretty clear within two weeks that our daily distances were nothing like what we needed to get to the far side before the food ran out,’ Chris reminisces about the initial adventure which, while not a success, gave the duo the drive to return with more preparation and the determination to complete the trek they had begun two years earlier. Being dropped off by a helicopter in 2008 at the very place they had been picked up years earlier was the beginning of The 1000 Hour Day, which recounts with raw honesty the icy climate, encounters with local wildlife from wolves to bears, and the naked fear both men experienced being isolated not just rom civilisation and basic necessities, but also from amily and well-wishers. We also chat to Jon Bauer, uthor of Rocks in the Belly (which both reviewers and readers loved), about the phenomenal response his book has received. We also feature interviews with popular true crime writer Paul B Kidd and new young talent Steph Bowe, author of Girl Saves Boy. FIRST CHAPTERS A Secret Gift by Ted Gup A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French Crescent Dawn: A Dirk Pitt novel by Clive & Dirk Cussler DISCUSSION QUESTIONS What Kate Did Next by Lisa Heidke Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd House Rules by Jodi Piccoult www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au Chris Bray Check out our online calendar for dates of upcoming author tours, writing courses, festivals a nd other book-related events.