Chasing the Light: A Novel of Antarctica by Jesse Blackadder

Reviewed by
April 2013, no. 350
Judith Armstrong reviews 'Chasing the Light: A Novel of Antarctica' by Jesse Blackadder

Chasing the Light: A Novel of Antarctica

by Jesse Blackadder

Fourth Estate, $29.99 pb, 431 pp, 9780732296049

Chasing the Light: A Novel of Antarctica by Jesse Blackadder

Reviewed by
April 2013, no. 350

The 2012 centenary of the dramatic Scott–Amundsen race to reach the South Pole prompted several new non-fiction books on Antarctica. No fewer than five of them were reviewed in the December–January edition of London’s Literary Review, a welcome reminder of the superb Ferocious Summer (Profile Books, 2007) by Australian author Meredith Hooper, which won the Victorian Premier’s Award for Non-Fiction in 2008 (disclosure: I was convenor of that panel).

Judith Armstrong reviews 'Chasing the Light: A Novel of Antarctica' by Jesse Blackadder

Chasing the Light: A Novel of Antarctica

by Jesse Blackadder

Fourth Estate, $29.99 pb, 431 pp, 9780732296049

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