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Redmond O'Hanlon: Van Dickens tot Darwin
World traveler and writer Redmond O'Hanlon talks about his heroes.
For what does he admire in Dickens, Tolstoy, Darwin, Dostoevsky, Wallace and Von Humboldt? What makes the nineteenth century so special? He is interviewed by Rense Sinkgraven. The conversation is in English.
About Redmond O’Hanlon
Redmond O'Hanlon (born 5 June 1947) is a British author and researcher. He was educated at Marlborough and Merton College, Oxford. He obtained his M.Phil. in nineteenth-century English studies and was appointed research assistant in 1971, received the Alistair Horne Research Fellowship in 1974 and became a senior visitor at St Antony's College, Oxford, in 1985.
For fifteen years he edited The Times Literary Supplement on Natural History. In 2009, he sailed on the ship that commemorated Charles Darwin's historic voyage with the Beagle by repeating it.
O'Hanlon is best known for his travelogues recorded in books such as Naar het hart van Borneo, Tussen Orinoco en Amazone and Congo in which he describes his quests for animals and habits that already seemed extinct.
On 9 May 2012, the travel series O'Hanlons Helden won the Silver Nipkow Disc for the best television program of the year.
The conversation with Redmond O'Hanlon is conducted in English. We cannot provide translation or subtitling.