Join Aspen Words for a conversation with Hampton Sides, best known for his gripping non-fiction adventure stories set in war or depicting epic expeditions of discovery and exploration. Sides is an acclaimed journalist and the author of best-selling histories, including, most recently, including, most recently, “On Desperate Ground.”
Narrative historian Hampton Sides is best-known for his deeply researched works of non-fiction set in war or depicting epic expeditions of exploration. He is the author of the bestselling histories Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder, Hellhound On His Trail, In the Kingdom of Ice, and most recently On Desperate Ground. Hampton is editor-at-large for Outside and a frequent contributor to National Geographic and other magazines. His journalistic work, collected in numerous published anthologies, has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing. A native of Memphis and a Yale graduate, he was a recent fellow of the Santa Fe Institute and is on the board of the Society of American Historians and the Author’s Guild. Hampton is now at work on a book about the final fateful voyage of British navigator James Cook. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Due to Covid-19 and out of an abundance of caution Hampton Sides is the only resident of the 2020 season. He arrived in Woody Creek in October and will work throughout the month.