Travel literature

In 2012 we were proud to launch a new series of travel literature titles. These are books which tell personal stories of travel, adventure, discovery and danger, and which collectively form a celebration of the world in which we live.

The subjects vary greatly, from riding around Ireland on horseback to joining a troop of itinerant circus performers in Mexico, canoeing up an impossible tributary of the Amazon to travelling in incendiary times through the Arab Spring.

What links them all is the writer’s ability to engage and inspire, whether it be a first-time author never previously published or established story-tellers such as Brian Jackman and Jonathan Scott, two of the most successful wildlife writers and film-makers of our time.

Featured stories

The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books about place

Jonathan Lorie shares some of his favourite travel literature from his very own bookshelf.

New Travel Writer of the Year 2020 – shortlist

Here they are – the three talented writers who’ve made it on to our New Travel Writer of the Year shortlist

Land shipwrecks in Namibia

Nick Molloy gives us the lowdown on Namibia’s famous Skeleton Coast, where the shipwrecks leave you with no doubt as to the inspiration behind its name.  

Finding Gobi

In 2016, ultra runner Dion Leonard was racing in the Gobi Desert when a stray dog followed him and changed both of their lives forever. 

Latest articles

The Travel Writer’s Bookshelf: books about place

Jonathan Lorie shares some of his favourite travel literature from his very own bookshelf.

Skafi Dodecanese Greece

Isolation stories: exploring the deserted Dodecanese

Jennifer Barclay reflects upon life in this remote Greek archipelago

The Light Fantastic

A major hazard in a travel writer’s life, as I have mentioned before, is the inescapable local ‘folkloric’ performance.

New Travel Writer of the Year 2020 – shortlist

Here they are – the three talented writers who’ve made it on to our New Travel Writer of the Year shortlist

The importance of trust in travel

Rachel started travelling with her mum, the inimitable Dervla Murphy, at the age of just four