Featured Reviews and Awards of “The Dragon Run”

“Robinson-Smith’s account of the Tara-thon is lively, richly detailed and unvarnished… [The] imagination is caught by what Robinson-Smith reveals about the society itself, Bhutan’s history, the wary insularity of its mountain fastness, the harsh demands of life there, the delightfully appealing economic measure known as Gross National Happiness, and the effects, good and bad, of increased contact with the modern world.” Richard Cumyn, The Fiddlehead, November 2018

“Travel writing in Canada is alive, well, and robustly athletic…. Robinson-Smith does a good job of juxtaposing Western perceptions, both historic and modern, with the challenges faced by the Bhutanese…” [Full review at http://canlit.ca/article/running-and-riding-away/] Zöe Landale, Canadian Literature

A worthy addition to the canon of running memoirs. An unprecedented journey across a singular spiritual landscape, enlivened by Robinson-Smith’s keen eye for detail, beautiful prose, and remarkable endurance. A travelogue that takes seriously its responsibility to its hosts. Thoughtful, mindful, compelling. Award Committee, Nonfiction Prize, New Brunswick Book Awards

WFNB Nonfiction Prize, Canada | Short-listed

INDIE Book of the Year Awards (Adventure & Recreation) – Honorable Mention, United States | Winner