Andrea Pitzer is a journalist whose writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, Outside, The Daily Beast, Vox, and Slate, among other publications. She has authored two previous books, One Long Night and The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov-both critically acclaimed. She received an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in 1994, and later studied at MIT and Harvard as an affiliate of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. She grew up in West Virginia and currently lives with her family near Washington, DC. Icebound is her most recent work.
'Icebound deserves a place beside such classics as Alfred Lansing's Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage and Roland Huntford's The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen - Their Race to the South Pole' * Booklist * 'A masterwork of narrative non-fiction' -- Mitchell Zuckoff * Author of Frozen in Time * 'Engrossing...Andrea Pitzer brigns Barents' three harrowing expeditions to vivid life' -- Hampton Sides * Author of In the Kingdom of Ice * 'Andrea Pitzer's worthy and superb account keeps us enthralled to the last chilling word' -- Dean King * Author of Skeletons of the Zahara * 'A fascinating modern telling of Barents's expeditions...Pitzer presents a compelling narrative situated in the context of Dutch imperial ambition' -- Michael O'Donnell * Wall Street Journal * 'Gripping...One of the great epics of human endurance' -- Simon Griffith * Mail on Sunday *