In Conversation With… Sarah Wilson – The Wild and Precious Tour will be presented as an Australia-wide “bookclub”, a fun, wild deep dive into the clusterf*ck of issues we are struggling to live with and talk about – the state of our planet, Covid19, our disconnection from each other. Sarah will bring in themes covered in her new book, drawing on real-life solutions, science, hiking, philosophy and spirituality to nurture that Big Conversation we are all craving.
“I spent three years talking with experts around the world to find a vibrant, hopeful path forward,” she says. “Now I want to have that chat with readers.”
In an original format, Sarah will take the tour to regional towns, as well as the capital cities, conducting hikes in these areas with participants. She will be working to promote and support these areas as wild and precious destinations.
In addition to the Australian dates, New Zealand tour dates will also be announced soon.
Sarah Wilson is a former journalist and TV presenter, author and activist. Mark Manson described her bestseller First, We Make the Beast Beautiful as "the best book on living with anxiety that I've ever read". She is the author of another 11 cookbooks that sell in 52 countries.
Previously she was editor of Cosmopolitan Australia, host of Masterchef Australia and founder of the largest wellness website in Australia, IQuitSugar.com. In May 2018, Sarah closed the business and gave all money to charity. She now builds and enables charity projects that "engage humans with each other" and campaigns on mental health and climate issues. Sarah ranks as one of the top 200 most influential authors in the world and has a combined digital audience of 2.5 million. Sarah lives minimally, rides a hand-built bike and is known for travelling the world for eight years with one bag.
Sarah's latest book This One Wild and Precious Life is a soul's journey through the complexities of climate change, coronavirus, racial inequalities and our disconnection from what matters...back to life. Sarah tells the story while hiking around the world in the footsteps of Nietzsche, poets and scientists, meeting wild voices and experts who provide hopeful wisdoms and vibrant solutions to arrive at what she feels is the true path through the despair…to our better world. This One Wild Precious Life is published September 2020 (Pan Macmillan Australia), December 2020 (US, Harper Collins) and in the UK early 2021.