Leon McCarron – Wounded Tigris

by Jeremy Bassetti
Leon McCarron Wounded Tigris Interview

Leon McCarron joins me today, and we’re talking about his new book Wounded Tigris: A River Journey through the Cradle of Civilisation (available in the UK on 6 April 2023 and in the USA from 7 November 2023).

Leon is an author of several travel books, including The Land Beyond: A Thousand Miles on Foot through the Heart of the Middle East and The Road Headed West.

In addition to talking about Leon’s new book, we also talk about the the Marsh Arabs, Wilfred Thesiger, the importance of the Tigris River for Iraq, the region, and the globe, and slowing down to make connections in travel books.

Connect with Leon McCarron on Instagram and Twitter. Learn more about Leon McCarron on his homepage. Learn more about his book on his book’s website. And learn more about the Zagros Mountain Trail initiative.

Purchase Wounded Tigris by Leon McCarron

Support your local bookstore, or purchase Wounded Tigris: A River Journey through the Cradle of Civilisation from Amazon.

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