Katie Harris

Kate Harris’ essays, poetry and travel pieces have appeared in The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, and The Georgia Review, among other publications. A Rhodes scholar and Morehead-Cain scholar, she was named one of Canada’s top modern-day explorers and has won several awards for her nonfiction writing. When she isn’t travelling she lives off-grid in a log cabin in Atlin, British Columbia. Lands of Lost Borders is her first book.


Lands of Lost Borders


Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road chronicles Kate’s adventures with her childhood friend Melissa Yule, as they bike the fabled Silk Road from beginning to end. Kate offers a travel narrative at once exuberant and meditative, wry and rapturous. Weaving adventure and deep reflection with the history of science and exploration, Lands of Lost Borders explores the nature of limits and the wildness of a world that, like the self and like the stars, can never fully be mapped.