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Why is the trawler dangerous?


After the journeys
Redmond O'Hanlon Writer
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The strange thing is, once you've written a book, it's as if you'd never been there. Thank God for the photographs. It really is, once you've written it. Now I lie in bed, depressed, and I don't remember being anywhere, as it were. So no. And also, of course, I think that absolutely anybody could do these journeys. Writing about them is difficult, but perhaps. Oh, I'm just so pleased to be home and to see everybody, is the truth of the matter.

British author Redmond O’Hanlon writes about his journeys into some of the wildest places in the world. His travels have taken him into the jungles of the Congo and the Amazon, he has faced some of the toughest tribes alive today, and has sailed in the hurricane season on a trawler in the North Atlantic. In all of this, he explores the extremes of human existence with passion, wit and erudition.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.

Tags: writing, journey, depression, memory

Duration: 49 seconds

Date story recorded: July - September 2008

Date story went live: 11 August 2009