Kate Harris is a writer, adventurer, and photographer with a grudge against borders and a knack for getting lost. Named one of Canada's top 10 adventurers by Explore magazine, and winner of the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award, her essays, poetry, travel articles and photography have featured or are pending in Sierra, CutBank, Wend, Outpost, and more.
As a Rhodes and Morehead-Cain scholar, Kate studied biology, the history of science, earth and planetary science, and bike racing at UNC-Chapel Hill, Oxford, and MIT. She is most widely known for CYCLING SILK, a 10-month, 10-country, 10,000-km expedition by bike along the Silk Road. She has travelled to all seven continents, including Antarctica, and wouldn't mind someday hitching a rocket to Mars.
Kate now lives off-grid in a log cabin on the border of northern British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska.