Into the Woods by Anna Krien | Black Inc.

Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests

Awards for Into the Woods

  • Winner of the Literary or Media Award Advancing Public Debate in the 2011 QLD Premier’s Literary Awards
  • Winner of the People’s Choice Award in the 2011 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
  • Shortlisted, 2011 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
  • Shortlisted, 2011 WA Premier’s Literary Awards
  • Shortlisted for the ABIA Newcomer of the Year Award
  • Shortlisted, 2011 Blake Dawson Business Literature Prize

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About the author

Anna Krien

Anna Krien is the author of the award-winning Night Games and Into the Woods, as well as two Quarterly Essays, Us and Them and The Long Goodbye. Anna’s writing has been published in The Monthly, The Age, Best …

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Praise for Into the Woods

‘Anna Krien has proven herself a willing student, a brave and balanced reporter/researcher, a gifted writer, and an exciting new voice in the tradition of female literary journalists.’ —Literary Journalism Studies


‘Now in its second edition with updated afterword and a swag of prizes, Krien’s masterly journey through Tasmania's forest wars remains a compelling read.’ —Australian Education Union News


‘Written in lean and handsome prose, I reckon Into the Woods might just qualify for that most hackneyed of critical adjectives in the book trade: “important”.’ —Crikey


‘[A] penetrating, insightful account of the history and current state of the decades-long battle over Tasmania’s endangered forests.’ —Advertiser


‘A highly readable book … that comprehensively explains the causes, history and the “truths” of logging in Tasmania.’ —Big Issue


‘A beautifully wrought, deeply thoughtful on-the-ground look at the struggle over Tasmania’s forests’ —Bookseller+Publisher


‘Her courageous and exhaustive research has exposed the movers and shakers though up-close, fearless reporting.’ —PSnews


‘It is only through a sustained narrative such as this that we can understand our recent history.’ —Bendigo Weekly


‘A must read for anyone who cares about the environment.’ —llawarra Mercury


‘Anna Krien in Australia’s young, female Hunter S. Thompson.’ —Amanda Lohrey

‘Anna Krien’s intimate, urgent book pulsates with life and truth.’ —Chloe Hooper

‘Krien has produced a riveting piece of reportage.’ —Herald Sun


‘Closely observed and beautifully written.’ —Monthly


‘A remarkable account’ —Age


Teachers' Resources


The environment; Political corruption; Activism; Ethics

Reading age

Grades 9 & 10


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Listen to an interview with Anna Krien about Into the Woods on ABC Radio Conversations with Richard Fidler.


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