Alec Ash


The Mountains Are High is Alec Ash's second book, a literary nonfiction reported memoir from the valley of Dali in southwest China, following the stories of 'reverse migrants' who moved there from the big cities to change their lives, told over the course of one year living in a village. More information will be posted here on publication, later in 2023.


A BBC Book of the Week

"A talented young observer of today’s China" – Peter Hessler

"Lyrical ... a telling portrait" – Washington Post

"Alive with the full complications of truth" – Evan Osnos

"Compelling and beautifully written" – Prospect