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Richard J. King is an author and illustrator. Most recently, he wrote Sailing Alone a history of people who have crossed oceans by themselves and how that has reflected the blue environmental movement. This came out last fall in the UK with Particular Books/Penguin and was named a best book of the year by the Economist and by Waterstones Books. Sailing Alone came out in the US with Viking this May and was named a best summer read by the Wall Street Journal.


Rich's favorite book right now is Rivers Solomon's The Deep.