Erling Kagge (b. 1963) is a Norwegian explorer, author, publisher, mountaineer, lawyer, art collector, Rolex model, publisher, and father to three teenage girls.
He was the first in history to reach the “three poles” — North, South and the summit of Everest. He has written books on exploration, philosophy and art collecting which have been translated into several languages.
Together with urban explorer Steve Duncan, Erling Kagge descended into the subway, sewers and water tunnels of New York in 2010, walking for five days and nights through the mythical underground of the metropolis.
The New York Times has described Kagge as “… a philosophical adventurer or perhaps an adventurous philosopher”. Now and then he also tries shutting out the world.
A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art, 2015
Under Manhattan, 2012
Philosophy for polar explorers. What they don’t teach you in school, 2006
Alone to the South Pole, 1993
Represented in the UK and USA by Annabel Merullo at PFD
SILENCE: IN THE AGE OF NOISE – Buy it here
What is silence?
Where can it be found?
Why is it more important than ever?
Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge once spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, his radio broken.
In this charming, quietly life-changing book – now an international publishing phenomenon – he takes us on a journey to unlock the power of silence. And he shows us how to find perfect silence in our daily lives, however busy we are.
“Quietly, wisely, Silence makes a case for dumbing the din of modern life, and learning to listen again” – Robert Macfarlane
PUBLICATION DATE: 28th September 2017