We are delighted to announce that Conquest of Everest won the History Award at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Huw's book Mountain Heroes also won Adventure Book of the Year at the World ITB Awards in Germany. Well done Huw!
New Photography Books
At long last, Life on the Line: People of the Arctic Circle by Cristian Barnett has been released. This stunning photographic journey around the Arctic Circle was chosen as 'Book of the Week' by the Independent on Sunday. The accompanying exhibition is now touring - first stop, Greenland.
Huw's new book The Crossing of Antarctica, co-written with veteran climber George Lowe for Thames & Hudson, is also out now. Our narrative non-fiction book Letters From Everest is also available under our new imprint Silverbear. Both books have had some great reviews so far. For more information click here.
Talks and Festivals
Huw and Kari are touring the UK this year, speaking at several literary festivals and events. Click here for diary dates.
Limited Edition prints by Andy Smith
We commissioned award-winning illustrator Andy Smith to create original artworks for our book project In Search of the South Pole. The first is inspired by descriptions gathered from our contributors, an evocation of the Pole as both a real and an imagined place. The second, which shows Scott's feelings as he reached the Pole in 1912, needs little explanation. Both silk-screen prints are in centenary limited editions and available exclusively from this website. Visit our shop to find out more.
Polarworld on TV
Huw wrote the accompanying book for Bruce Parry's new BBC2 series Arctic. More information can be found here. He also recently appeared on-screen in the acclaimed BBC4 film Of Ice and Men, and appeared as an expert on BBC2's Frank Wild: Unsung Hero. Promoting her new books, Kari has been on television and radio in Germany and Poland.
Many Polarworld titles have been sold to publishing partners all over the world. We are pleased to be currently creating books with Frederking & Thaler (Germany), Arthaud (France), Editions Paulsen (France), Crymogea (Iceland), Piper Malik (Germany), Greystone Books (Canada) and Harper Collins (New Zealand). Click here to find out more.
'Polar Event of the Year'
Polarworld creates unique and memorable events, such as our special polar gala in the Painted Hall in Greenwich, in association with the Old Royal Naval College and the Canadian High Commission. With supporters such as Tarquin's Gin from Cornwall and Mamont Vodka from Siberia, they are often very memorable occasions! For information on our future events, please visit this site regularly or get in touch.
The Arctic Book Review
This site hosts the best of the Arctic Book Review. Click here for a selection of reviews of some of the more interesting polar titles, or click the link on the left of this page.
Cristian Barnett's photographs from Life on the Line are touring. Many exhibitions of Ragnar Axelsson's photographs from our book Last Days of the Arctic are currently on tour in Europe. The Art of Exploration - a collection of prints of Sir Wally's paintings and sketches - is also available. For more information please contact us.