For decades, the Tasmanian wilderness has been the site of bitter struggle. Sawmillers and police face off with protesters 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 by years of suspicion. In Into the Woods, Anna Krien brings to life this protracted conflict. Armed with a notebook, 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 Woods is a dramatic work of reporting, a journey deep into the heart of Australia's most perplexing state.