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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 connected to 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 will be released in the US by Viking this May 2024.


Rich's favorite book right now is Nick Joaquin's The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic.