Abel's Outback: Explorations and Misadventures on Six Continents, 1990-2000

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For many years, as news correspondent, television host, and journalist, Allen Abel has travelled to some of the world’s most fascinating, remote, or newsworthy spots to bring back his stories – often offbeat, moving, perceptive, or humorous, but always wonderfully written.

Now, in Abel’s Outback, he has drawn on his writing of the last decade. Here is a sampling of ten years of adventure on all six continents. Whether he is hunting for the wild platypus with an Australian forest ranger, boating up the Amazon with a descendant of Charles Darwin, journeying to catch a glimpse of remote Timbuktu, cringing before the oil-well fires in Kuwait, taking tea with cousins of the Queen Mum, spending Christmas in Hong Kong, reporting on the plight of a Sudanese taxi driver in Inuvik (how do you have sundown prayers in a place where the sun doesn’t go down?), or revisiting one of the strangest spots of all – his native Brooklyn – Allen Abel is inquisitive, original, observant, and often hilariously funny.

Fans of Allen Abel will greet this book with delight – but so will anyone who enjoys high adventure and superb writing.

· Allen Abel was prominent in the television coverage of the Sydney Olympics, and his reportage for the National Post received highly favourable attention
· Abel is also regularly before television audiences as a feature host on “Hockey Night in Canada”
· Allen Abel is widely admired as an excellent writer – and these pieces will add to that reputation

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“Abel is a natural story-teller with a gift for language.” – Peter Desbarats, Globe and Mail

About the Author:

Allen Abel emerged from Brooklyn to become one of Canada’s best-known, most widely travelled and experienced journalists. Currently, he is a correspondent for the National Post, a contributing editor to Saturday Night magazine, a contributing writer for Canadian Geographic and Sports Illustrated (one of his articles for Sports Illustrated was included in The Best American Sports Writing of 1999) and a producer/writer for The Discovery Channel. Recently he was the CBC’s roving reporter in Australia during the Sydney Olympics, and he appears once a month as a feature host on “Hockey Night in Canada.” When Allen Abel is not travelling, he lives and writes in Toronto.

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