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Charlie English

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Charlie English found his first journalism job in Peshawar, Pakistan. He later joined the Guardian, where he was head of international news from 2010 to 2013.

His first book, The Snow Tourist, was described as “a cracking read that deserves to be by the bedside of every keen skier and snowboarder” (The Economist). His second, The Storied City (published in the UK as The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu), was released on May 4 2017, and has been called "wholly gripping" (Sunday Times) and "a piece of postmodern historiography of quite extraordinary sophistication and ingenuity" (TLS)

He lives in London with his wife and three children.
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Charlie English Hi Kerry, thanks for asking, and for reading and rating Book Smugglers.

I am thinking about another book, yes, but it's not definite yet so I can't…more
Hi Kerry, thanks for asking, and for reading and rating Book Smugglers.

I am thinking about another book, yes, but it's not definite yet so I can't really give details. As you can imagine, there's a lot of research to be done before it becomes clear if a particular story can sustain a whole book–but in this case I'm optimistic! Essentially it's another international story about culture under threat, and what happened to the people who created it.

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Charlie English Freedom. You can really go wherever you want. Though in some ways that's the hardest thing too, of course.
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“Every Autumn now my thoughts return to snow. Snow is something I identify myself with. Like my father, I am a snow person.”
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“In the nineteenth century, Fritjof Nansen wrote that skiing washes civilization clean from our minds by dint of its exhilarating physicality. By extension, I believe that snow helps strip away the things that don't matter. It leaves us thinking of little else but the greatness of nature, the place of our souls within it, and the dazzling whiteness that lies ahead.”
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