In 1956, Eric Newby quit his job in the British fashion industry to explore Nuristan, a remote region in the northeast of Afghanistan. Newby wrote about his journey in his now-classic book A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, originally published in 1958 to wide acclaim.
Joining me to talk about Newby’s A Short Walk is Aaron Millar, an adventurer and travel writer who has written for publications like National Geographic Traveller. He is the host of the excellent Armchair Explorer podcast.
This episode was prepared alongside a review of Eric Newby’s A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush.
This episode is part of Classic Conversations, a series in which I speak with travel writers about their favorite travel books or travel books they’ve been meaning to read.
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