The Art of Patience: Seeking the Snow Leopard in Tibet

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5.7 X 8.5 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Sylvain Tesson has walked from Russia to India, participated in archaeological expeditions in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and wintered alone in a cabin on a lake in Siberia. He earned a diplôme d'études appliquées in geopolitics at the University of Paris VIII. One of France's most celebrated writers, he has been awarded the Prix Médicis Essai and the Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle. An international bestseller, The Art of Patience won the Prix Renaudot in 2019.


"In The Art of Patience: Seeking the Snow Leopard in Tibet, the French writer Sylvain Tesson chronicles his rapturous journey through Tibet's Chantang plateau with the wildlife photographer Vincent Munier. Tesson's words, in a ravishing translation by Frank Wynne, paint pictures as vivid as any photograph." --The New York Times Book Review

"The Art of Patience is extraordinarily beautiful, a narrative of prose that flows with poetry, a long, last loving glance at the planet, a visit to the vital bedside of a living world determined to stay alive." --Carl Safina, author of Becoming Wild: How Animals Learn to be Animals

"Beautifully written, beautifully translated, intensely moving and totally absorbing." --Stanley Johnson, author of Where the Wild Things Were

"A wonderful evocation of waiting and watching for nature." --Tim Birkhead, author of The Wisdom of Birds and Bird Sense