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Feb 21, 2011
Real Name
Russell A. Potter
About My Library
Arctic books, an eclectic array of fiction, and history generally. I collect the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Detective fiction, books about Scotland Yard, the history of film and television, Dickens and Victorian literature generally, Magick and occultism, Gnosticism, Early English Bibles, the Irish Literary Renaissance, and the works of Ursula K. Le Guin and Steven Millhauser.
About Me
My main collecting interest is in nineteenth-century Arctic exploration, particularly the lost expedition of Sir John Franklin. I was a presenter in the 2005 NOVA episode, "Arctic Passage," and have lectured on the Arctic in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Britain. My book, Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875, was published in 2007 by the University of Washington Press. In November of 2011, my first novel, PYG: The Memoirs of a Learned Pig, was published by Canongate in the UK; the US edition from Penguin came out in the summer of 2012, and it's been translated into Swedish, Turkish, and Italian. In 2016, Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search was published by McGill-Queen's UP, chronicling the Franklin search from its beginnings to the discovery of HMS Erebus in 2014.
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Providence, RI
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https://russellapotter.blogspot.com
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Bookstores: Bookends, Cellar Stories Bookstore, Foyles (old Charing Cross branch), Paper Nautilus Books (Formerly Myopic Books), Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc., Powell's City of Books (Portland), Symposium Books

Libraries: Bodleian Library, Oxford University - Radcliffe Camera, Brown University - John Hay Library, Case Western Reserve University - Kelvin Smith Library, Cleveland Public Library - Main, National Library of Ireland, Providence Athenaeum, Rhode Island College Library, Scott Polar Research Institute Library, The Mitchell Library, University of Washington - Suzzallo Library

Other: Colin Bull Polar Books

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