The Hidden Fires

Copy of Nan Shepherd's The Living Mountain on a rock in the Cairngorms

The Hidden Fires: A Cairngorms Journey with Nan Shepherd is my current writing project – a response to Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain. Drawing from my upbringing in the Himalayas and gradual adaptation to Scotland’s hills, I contrast my own Cairngorm experiences with Shepherd’s. Exploring the same landscapes and themes of the classic work, I challenge myself and the reader to new understandings of this mountain range and its significance in contemporary Scotland.

Due to be published by Polygon in spring 2022.