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Travels in Dark Lands


In his new book Dark Lands, intrepid traveller and founder of Lonely Planet, Tony Wheeler ventures to Congo DRC, Colombia, Haiti, Nauru, Pakistan, Palestine-Israel, Papua New Guinea and Zimbabwe. He speaks with writer Tom Doig about the perils and pitfalls of travelling in some of the world’s most dangerous places.

A Melbourne Writers Festival event, proudly supported by the Wheeler Centre.


Tom Doig

Tom Doig is a writer, PhD candidate and moron. He has an MA in Hitler Comedy and a sore bum from cycling across northern Mongolia. His first book is Moron to Moron (Allen & Unwin) and his next book will be The Coal Face: Stories from the Morwell Mine Fire (Penguin). ... Read more

Tony Wheeler

Tony Wheeler is an English-Australian publishing entrepreneur, businessman, co-founder of the Lonely Planet guidebook company with his wife Maureen Wheeler.


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