Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania's Forests
An intimate and intrepid journey into the forest wars.
For decades, the Tasmanian wilderness has been the site of bitter struggle. Sawmillers and police face off with protestors deep in the forest, while political games are played in the courts and parliaments. At stake is the future of old-growth forests, of the logging industry - and of the people on both sides, deeply divided years of suspicion.
In Into the Woods, Anna Krien brings to life this protracted conflict. Armed with a notebooks, a sleeping bag and a rusty sedan, she ventures behind the fiercely drawn battlelines. She speaks to ferals and premiers, loggers and whistle-blowers, and asks challenging questions about their motives and methods.
Brave and revealing, Into the Woodsis a dramatic work of reporting by a bold new voice, a journey deep into the heart of Australia's most perplexing state.
'Anna Krien's intimate, urgent book pulsates with life and truth.' - Chloe Hooper