Sarah Myles is a Wellington-born writer currently living in Hawke’s Bay. Her first book, Towards the Mountain—A Story of Grief and Hope Forty Years on From Erebus, uncovers her grandfather's journey home to New Zealand following the Erebus Disaster.
** Shortlisted for the 2020 Ockham NZ Books Awards **
Sarah was the recipient of a NZSA / Creative NZ Mentorship (2018) which enabled her to write Towards the Mountain fulltime. She also received an Honourable Mention in the Lilian Ida Smith Award (2017) for her work.
- Autobiography / Memoir
- Public Speaking
Towards the Mountain: A Story of Grief and Hope Forty Years on From Erebus
Allen & Unwin (2019)
ISBN: 978 1 98854 726 8
In Towards the Mountain, Sarah uncovers her grandfather's journey home to New Zealand following the Erebus Disaster. Myles interweaves the story of her grandfather, who died on the ill-fated 1979 flight to Antarctica, with those of his fellow passengers and the first responders. A very personal reflection on the legacy of grief, and the possibility of hope, forty years on from the crash.
Shortlisted for the 2020 Ockham NZ Books Awards. She also received a 2018 NZ Society of Authors mentorship and received a Lilian Ida Smith Award Honourable Mention for her work on Erebus.