“The Legend of Yuraq Orqo” – excerpt from Daughter of the Nazca Moon in
“The King of the Desert is Dying”
documentary on deforestation in southern Peru with Director Delia Ackerman, Filfilms
In Peru, Learning from the Nasca – Earth Island Journal
MAy 1, 2017
Finding parallels between the demise of an ancient culture and contemporary environmental challenges
In early April I felt like I’d entered a time warp. I had been immersed in writing a novel set in sixth century Nasca on the coast of Peru, a period filled with decades of drought and natural disasters, and every time I looked up from editing, a new calamity had struck the modern coast of Peru.
Water service in Lima had been cut off for five days a few weeks ago as a result of debris and flooding in the Rimac River, which supplies water to most of the city.