Salt, Sweat, Tears
- New Writer Award – Shortlisted
Fewer people have rowed across the Atlantic than have climbed Everest. Adam Rackley is among them. For 70 days he and his rowing partner ate, slept and rowed in a boat seven metres long and two metres wide, in one of the world’s most extreme environments. He was following in the wake of a handful of others who have successfully made the crossing – a pair of Norwegian fisherman crossing in 1896, the notorious smuggler and shark hunter John Fairfax in 1969 – and many more who haven’t survived the attempt. This is the story of all these journeys, filled with adventure, endurance and self-discovery.