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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 comes out in the US with Viking this May.


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