The year is 1597. The setting is the Upper Arctic. In search of a northeast passage to the Orient, Dutch cartographer William Barents and his crew become locked in ice and must wait out the months of polar night if they want to return to civilization. Suzanne Lang is in conversation with journalist and adventurer Andrea Pitzer on her account of this outrageous and harrowing journey in her book ICEBOUND, Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World. Pitzer’s previous work includes One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps, and The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov. Join us Sunday, May 30th at 10am PT.
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(Photos courtesy of the author)