Tom Sykes

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Tom Sykes has been a travel writer and editor for 10 years, having lived and worked in Ivory Coast, Ghana, India, the Philippines and Malaysia. A regular contributor to the New African and African Courier magazines, he has also written for The Telegraph, The London Magazine, The Journalist and numerous in-flight magazines.

Tom is the co-editor of a collection of political journalism and five anthologies of travel stories. The first, No Such Thing as a Free Ride? (Cassell Illustrated), was serialised in The Times and named The Observer’s Travel Book of the Month.

From 2009-2012, Tom worked for the US educational publisher World Trade Press, writing sections for guides such as A To Z World Travel and A To Z World Women in Culture and Business.

He is currently Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Portsmouth and studying at Goldsmiths, University of London for a PhD concerning Western travel writing about the developing world.

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Interview with Tom Sykes

We chat to Tom Sykes, author of our new pionnering guide to Ivory Coast, about the little-visited African country and what not to miss.