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Arcadia Books acquires rights to Fifty Miles Wide by Julian Sayarer

15 Mar 2019

Arcadia Books are thrilled to announce the latest acquisition of the World English rights for Julian Sayarer’s journey through Palestine and Israel by bicycle entitled, Fifty Miles Wide, and due for publication in Spring 2020.

Published into paperback original and available in ebook format, Fifty Miles Wide was bought from Clare Hulton, and follows in the wake of previously published titles: Messengers: City Tales from a London Bicycle Courier (2016), Interstate: Hitchhiking through the State of a Nation (2016), and All At Sea: Another Side of Paradise (2017).

Journalist and adventurer Julian Sayarer is an experienced touring cyclist who has biked across Europe, hitchhiked across the United States, and in 2009 broke the 18,000-mile world record for a circumnavigation by bicycle. A politics graduate, Julian frequently writes about what he terms 'politics at the roadside', and is the winner of the 2017 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the year for Interstate: Hitchhiking through the State of a Nation.

Piers Russell-Cobb, Arcadia’s Publisher said of the acquisition: 

“We have to date published three titles by Julian Sayarer, all of which demonstrate the extraordinary genesis of an important voice, and we are excited to continue to be Julian’s publisher with this new book as he develops even further as a passionate and politically-vital travel writer in our uncertain times.”