Max Adams

Max Adams

Walking with Giants: Journeys Across the Borders of Time and Space

Borders are a rich source of inspiration: landscape, history, time and space stretch the imagination, as they have done for travellers time out of mind. Max shares his experiences and thoughts on how landscapes at the edge can at the same time be central to understanding identities – defined as much by what they are not, as what they are. Share with him his journey through the Dark Ages of Cumbria and the North

Max Adams is an archaeologist, historian and traveller, the author of several critically-acclaimed non-fiction works including his best-selling The King in the North. Born in 1961 in London, he now lives in the North-east of England.  He is currently writing a history of Britain in the Viking Age, while his debut novel, The Ambulist, published this year, brings his trademark poetic language, narrative power and thrilling evocation of landscape and journey into a near-contemporary literary thriller. The Ambulist is the man who walks forever. Through the plains and vales of Northumberland, across fell and river, mountain and moorland.

This event, in association with the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August, is part of Both Sides of the Border, when Max Adams will talk about the Scottish elements of the Dark Ages in Edinburgh and in Carlisle he will talk about the Cumbrian landscape.

Borderlines Book Festival is a not-for-profit organisation that has been developed through partnership working between public and private enterprise.
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