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Made homeless in her fifties, Raynor Winn never meant anyone other than her husband to read her account of the long walk that followed. Five years later, she’s written two bestsellers – and started a new adventure on a farm in Cornwall. Alice Vincent visits the author and partner Moth to talk about The Wild Silence, starting again and what it really means to find a home.
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Just days after Raynor Winn learns that her husband of 32 years is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their business. In The Salt Path, she explains how walking the 630 mile long South West Coast Path changed her perception of 'home,' and led to a journey of salvation.
Raynor Winn is the bestselling author of The Salt Path and The Wild Silence. The Salt Path won the inaugural RSL Christopher Bland Prize and was shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award and the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize. The Wild Silence was shortlisted for the 2021 Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing. She is a regular long-distance walker and writes about nature, homelessness and our relationship to the land. She lives in Cornwall with her husband Moth.
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