Bernd Brunner

Winterlust - Finding Beauty in a Fierce Season

Advance praise for the English-language edition, forthcoming in 2019:

"A wonder-filled journey through humanity’s multifaceted relationships with this most endangered of seasons. Brunner’s explorations reveal how we shape and are shaped by the environments in which we live."
David George Haskell, author of The Songs of Trees and Pulitzer finalist, The Forest Unseen

"Many people in the modern world do their best to push winter away with their thermostats, shopping malls and annual escapes to sunnier climes. Brunner masterfully does in words what resilient and adventurous people have done in their lives for centuries; he finds beauty in blizzards and ice and the crystallized enchantment of snow."
Dan Egan, Pulitzer finalist and author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

"Winterlust is a dazzling piece of writing that explores, in prose as clear as an ice-crystal, the complex cultural meanings of winter across human and natural histories."
Richard Hamblyn, author of The Invention of Clouds

"Winterlust is a powerful book, evocative and informative in equal measure. I thoroughly enjoyed feeling chilled by the atmosphere and then warmed by fascinated facts."
Tristan Gooley, author of Wild Signs and Star Paths

Foreword by Mark Kurlansky, author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World, Salt: A World History and Milk!: A 10,000 year Food Fracas

"Brunner considers both winter's terrors and it's fascination. ... His winter's tales are edifying as well, because even as he explores the past he looks to a present and future marked by climate change."
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

"With this book, Brunner presents a successful cultural history of winter. It captures the fascination of "real" winter and goes beyond Christmas and winter sports to explore what makes the season special."
Spektrum der Wissenschaft



Germany: Galiani Berlin
USA/Canada/UK: Greystone Books
China: ThinKingdom Media Group
Spain: Acantilado