A non-fiction writer and documentary maker inspired by dwelling, working and walking in the land and stories of the people who are a part of it.
Sarah is a non-fiction writer and documentary maker with a background in anthropology. She lived for several years in a remote corner of northwest Iceland and is currently crafting the experience into a memoir, through a PhD in creative writing at Glasgow University. She is co-directing a short film Óshlið River Mouth Slope with Jon Randall, about an abandoned road near her former home in Iceland. Inspiration for her writing and films comes from dwelling, working and walking in the land and the stories of the people who are a part of it. Penguin Books and author Robert Macfarlane selected Sarah to be their ‘Summer Wayfarer’ – a role linked to his best selling book The Old Ways. This saw her walk Britain on foot guided only by those she met along the way, wild camping and receiving the hospitality of strangers. The journey took her to Cumbria where she now lives, works and walks. In 2016 she was awarded a Weatherfronts commission in which she told the story of the 2015 Cumbria floods from within it, in her essay Rainfall, Fell.
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