We're beyond thrilled and incredibly proud that Rhiane Fatinikun and Black Girls Hike are this year's recipients of the Royal Geographical Society's Geographical Award for their work enabling and empowering Black women and girls to connect with and enjoy being in the outdoors. “Black Girls Hike are honoured that our work to create a more inclusive outdoors has been recognised in this way," said Rhiane Fatinikun as the award was announced. "It reinforces the fact the work we do is necessary: we’d like to thank our volunteers and members as it really has been a community effort and we look forward to connecting more people with the outdoors.” You can read more about the 2022 Medals and Awards on the RGS website.
Michael O'Mara to publish Alex Bescoby's The Last Overland
Michael O’Mara Books has acquired the remarkable story of filmmaker Alex Bescoby’s epic journey recreating the iconic First Overland expedition made in 1955, tying in with a major four-part documentary series airing on All 4 in the UK this autumn. Embarking on the "mother of all road trips" in 2019, Alex's book recounts his defining trip of a lifetime, investigating how the world has changed since the First Overland, and exploring themes of family ties, postcolonialism and the Land Rover religion. 'The Last Overland' will be published in hardback on September 29th 2022. Senior Commissioning Editor Jo Stansall acquired World English Rights from Jo Cantello at Wolfsong Media.