Kerri Andrews: Way Makers, An Anthology of Women’s Writing about Walking

An anthology of women’s writing about walking

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Monday 15 July 2024

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Way Makers: An Anthology of Women’s Writing about Walking is the first anthology of women’s writing about walking, and it is edited by Kerri Andrews, the author of the bestselling Wanderers. This beautiful collection takes in poetry, letters, diaries, novels and more, from authors including Mary Wollstonecraft, Dorothy Wordsworth, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley and Virginia Woolf, to Raynor Winn, Cheryl Strayed, Sarah Moss and Polly Atkin. It showcases the rich literary heritage created by generations of women walker-writers over the centuries and demonstrates that walking was, and continues to be, an activity full of physical and emotional significance for women.

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The follow-up to the bestselling Wanderers, Kerri AndrewsWay Makers is the first anthology of women’s writing about walking. Moving from the eighteenth century to the present day, and across poetry, letters, diaries, novels and more, this anthology traces a long tradition of women’s walking literature. Walking is, for the women included in this anthology, a source of creativity and comfort; it is a means of expressing grief, longing and desire. It is also a complicated activity: it represents freedom but is also sometimes tinged with danger and fear. What cannot be denied any longer is that walking was, and continues to be, an activity full of physical and emotional significance for women: this anthology is testament to the rich literary heritage created by generations of women walker-writers over the centuries.

 

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Kerri Andrews

Kerri Andrews is Reader in Women's Literature and Textual Editing at Edge Hill University. She is the author of Wanderers: A History of Women Walking, and has written for The...

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