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Podcast Episode 54: Conversations on the Hudson with Nick Hand 

Cyclist and author Nick Hand
  • Cyclist and author Nick Hand

One spring day in 2012, an Englishman set off on his bicycle from Brooklyn up the Hudson River to Saratoga. What emerged was Nick Hand's gorgeous travelogue—Conversations on the Hudson: An Englishman bicycles five hundred miles through the Hudson Valley, meeting artists and artists and craftspeople along the way. A delightful paean to the handmade life, featuring (among others) an axemaker, a nanobrewer, a seed librarian, and Woody Guthrie's granddaughter. "I've let them tell their own stories," writes Hand. A designer as well as a bicyclist, he's an intrepid meanderer, an avid listener, and a grand observer of details; his eloquent photos add to the book's artisanal appeal as a small, well-crafted object.

I spoke to Hand via Skype from his home base in Bristol, England, where Hand has started a letterpress printing collective, and is working on plans to mount a portable letterpress on a bicycle and ride to Mainz, Germany the birthplace of printing.

On Sunday, April 13, Hand will be at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck to talk with one of his profilees, Ken Greene of Hudson Valley Seed Library.

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