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Latest News

June 24, 2016 - Field Notes have begun. See Travels page.

June 2016 - Robinson departs for France at the end of this month for a re-hike of the Alps and a reconnection with Hannibal.


May 19, 2016 - Notes from the Field is live on!


April 2016 - Work on Notes from the Field is complete. Look for it in bookstores or on Amazon soon.


Jan 2016 - Robinson is at work on his next book, Notes From the Field: A diary of Journeys Near and Far.


Dec 2015 - The Appalachian has been named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2015!

Copyright 2016 by Kirk Ward Robinson

My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here, my heart's in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer; a-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe, my heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go.

-Robert Burns


Kirk Ward Robinson


Kirk Ward Robinson writes from experience in multiple genres. He has traveled throughout North America and Europe—circumnavigating the globe along the way—and has lived in every continental American time zone. As an avid hiker, bicyclist, and outdoorsman, Robinson has witnessed numerous natural wonders, from the aurora borealis above Denali in Alaska to the Southern Cross above Aoraki in New Zealand. He has discovered petroglyphs in remote Arizona canyons, thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail twice, section-hiked portions of the Pacific Crest Trail, crossed the Pyrenees and the Alps on foot, and has bicycled thousands of miles across regions of the United States, Europe, New Zealand, and South Korea. In his varied career, Robinson has worked as a chief operating officer, bookstore manager, stagehand, bicycle mechanic, and executive director of an educational non-profit organization in cooperation with the National Park Service.


Kirkus Discoveries says that “Robinson writes with a wonderful feel for character and setting. His supple prose mixes nuanced psychological realism with hauntingly evoked landscapes.” Kirkus Reviews adds that "Robinson's ability to generate an emotional response is without question.” His books, Life in Continuum and The Appalachian, were both named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books.


Robinson lives on a small ancestral farm in the hills of Tennessee.