The Summer Isles with Philip Marsden

by Jeremy Bassetti
Summer Isles Philip Marsden
Photo: Jay Williams

In an old wooden sloop, Philip Marsden set sail along the exposed western coasts of Ireland and Scotland for the Summer Isles, a remote archipelago that holds for him a deep and personal significance. He wrote about his adventures in his new book The Summer Isles (Granta 2019).

Philip Marsden joins us today to talk about his voyage through the seas and through the imagination, the power of myths, and how he wrote his book while also tending to the mental and physical demands of sailing. 

The Summer Isles is out now in paperback (Granta 2020).

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Philip Marsden The Summer Isles
Photo courtesy of Philip Marsden

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Last Updated on 20 September 2020 by Travel Writing World


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