Levison Wood release

Walking the Himalayas - Levison Wood

26 Aug 2015

Walking the Himalayas

Hodder & Stoughton have acquired the new book by explorer Levison Wood, author of the Top 10 Bestseller Walking the Nile.

Levison Wood’s latest expedition takes him, on foot, through five countries along ‘The Roof of the World’.

Levison Wood explains:
Walking the Himalayas will explore the reasons we travel, the concept of freedom and being ‘on the road’, as well as looking at the role of history, anthropology and current affairs in some of the most unstable parts of the world. But more than anything, it is a story of personal adventure and striving beyond the limits of convention.
Above all, I want to show others that anything is possible, with a bit of preparation, a little luck and a lot of balls. I want to get youngsters interested in the planet on which we live. Britain has always been at the forefront of world exploration and led the charge in pushing boundaries. I want others to be inspired and feel compelled to do the same.

Hodder Non-fiction Publisher Rupert Lancaster comments:
‘Hodder & Stoughton has a proud heritage of publishing intrepid explorers and we’re thrilled to be part of Lev’s exciting new project. He’s an outstanding writer in the classic tradition of British author/adventurers and we’re delighted to welcome him to Hodder.’
Levison Wood will present a Channel 4 series about his journey in spring 2016. The TV series Walking the Nile has already been sold to over 20 international territories.

Hodder and Little, Brown US acquired world rights, including translation and serial through Jo Cantello of Wolfsong Media.

Levison Wood is a full time explorer and writer. Having spent ten years in the British Army and led expeditions on five continents, he is more than qualified to attempt this feat. He has travelled in over 80 countries and spent a number of years living in the wilds of Africa and Asia. As a photographer and journalist he specialises in documenting people and cultures in remote regions and post-conflict zones. He has worked with various regional and national government departments in promoting access in developing economies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and International Fellow of the Explorers Club.

For more publicity information please contact: Kerry Hood, Hodder & Stoughton Press Office
Kerry.hood@hodder.co.uk |020 3122 6374

For UK rights information please contact: Jason Bartholomew, Hodder & Stoughton Rights
Jason.bartholomew@hodder.co.uk |020 3122 6351