Ben Fogle returns to William Collins with title for autumn

Ben Fogle returns to William Collins with title for autumn

Ben Fogle's Inspire: Life Lessons from the Wilderness has been acquired by publisher William Collins, to be published this October.

Myles Archibald, publishing director, bought world rights from Julian Alexander at The Soho Agency.

In Inspire — described as "part memoir, part self-help" — Fogle will reflect on the peaks and troughs of his adventures to the most remote and extraordinary parts of the world. As he explores the connection between people and nature, Fogle will consider the life lessons that being immersed in the wilderness has taught him. 

Fogle said: "Sometimes you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. One hundred and twenty days of lockdown, isolated from the wilderness, gave me pause for reflection. It gave me time to appreciate what the wilderness meant to me and what it has done for me. Inspire was written on my lap in the children’s treehouse during the worldwide lockdown. Part memoir, part self-help, part love letter to the wild it is a series of lessons learnt from the wilderness."

Archibald commented: "I am delighted that we have a new book with Ben coming this autumn. Following last year’s bestselling Up, the emotional and raw account of his Everest ascent, Inspire signal’s another new direction for Ben’s writing. Recalling how his experiences of adventure and the untamed wilderness have shaped his life, Ben will consider nature’s role in life’s journey and ask what we can learn from it. At a time when many are searching to understand their place and purpose, nature remains an unwavering support and great inspiration."

Fogle has previously published a number of books with William Collins, including Labrador (2015), Landrover (2016) and most recently in 2018, Up, co-written with his wife Marina Fogle.

Inspire will be published on 15th October 2020.