Sara Wheeler

Tue 18 July 2023

Interviewed by Sarah Ward

Sara Wheeler is one of Britain’s foremost travel writers. Glowing Still is the story of her travelling life in a notoriously testosterone-laden field. Recalling happy days on India’s Puri Express; an Antarctic lavatory through which a seal popped up; and the louche life of a Parisian shopgirl. When corralling reindeer with the Sami in Arctic Sweden and towing her baby on a sledge, a helpful herdsman advised her to put foil down her bra to facilitate nursing. But advancing years usher in unheralded freedoms, and journey’s end finds Wheeler at peace among Zanzibar dhows, contemplating our connection with other lives and the irreplaceable value that travel brings.