Holly Morris is the founder of Adventure Divas, Inc., and is writer/director/host/exec producer and all around creative heavy of Adventure Divas, the award-winning PBS documentary series. Whether she’s interviewing Prime Ministers on the hot seat, or Black Panthers on the lam — in the brothels of Mumbai, the cane fields of Cuba, or the beauty parlors of Iran — Morris chases down her subjects and exacts a story that is fresh and idea-driven. Morris’ writing and reporting has garnered acclaim from the audience and critics alike. Her newest book, Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for a New Kind of Heroine (Random House/Villard) chronicles her journey from desk-bound editorial director of the publishing company Seal Press, to global correspondent. The book was named an “Editors’ Choice” and one of the year’s notable books about exploration by the New York Times.
Morris also works as a correspondent for the television series’ “Outdoor Investigations,” “Lonely Planet Treks in America,” “Treks in a Wild World,” and “Globe Trekker” and “National Geographic Today.” In these programs she’s scaled the Matterhorn and lassoed reindeer in sub-zero Lapland; she ate rat in Arunachal Pradesh, fended off jealous elephants in India’s Andaman Islands, entered a camel race against Tuareg Nomads in the middle of Niger’s Sahara, and flicked off endless numbers of Indonesian leeches.
A public speaker and writer, Morris’ literary work is widely anthologized and she is a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review and is a columnist for National Geographic Adventure. She’s published two anthologies, A Different Angle and Uncommon Waters, both collections that reflect her affinity for fly fishing.
Coordinates: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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- A Banker You Can Love
- Reporting back from Rajasthan
- Gabonese Ticks Inspire Green-think
- Iranian Divas Hit The Streets
- Sex Trafficking diva Gupta in U.S
- Kenyan Marathoners: The Longer Haul
- Top Veil-ocity: Turmoil Across the Pond
- Small Change Gets Big Trophy: Bangladesh
- Take Back the Bunsen Burners!
- Peruvian Divas: On Language
- Raise More Hell! Ann Richards’ Excellent Legacy
- Transcending the Navel and Other Thoughts on Quality Control
- Couric Goes Under the Scope, Again
- A Good Bitch with the NY Times
- 3…2…1… Take off for the tours…
- Finally, Keri
- South Island
- On the Road
- Destination Auckland
- Hook, Line and Pinker