Jini Reddy is a journalist and author with roots in four continents. She has travelled to over 60 countries and had bylines in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, Sunday Times Style, The Financial Times, The Independent, TIME, Geographical and National Geographic Traveller, among others.
Wanderland, published by Bloomsbury in April 2020, recounts Jini's journey to connect with the magical in the landscapes of Britain. It taps into her fascination for the healing power of nature, magic, mysticism, indigenous knowledge of the land, and explores themes around identity and belonging. Her first book Wild Times, published by Bradt in 2016, is a hybrid narrative/guidebook for which she unearthed and explored 26 wild experiences across Britain. It won the book prize at the British Guild of Travel Writers Awards 2017 and was a finalist at the Travel Media Awards 2017. She has also contributed to the anthology Winter: A Changing Anthology for the Seasons, published by Elliot and Thompson.
Jini holds a BA in Geography from McGill University in Montreal and an MA in English Literature from Avignon University. She studied journalism at the London College of Communications, started her career in book publishing, and has lived in Hong Kong, Provence and Tbilisi. Born in London to South-African born parents of Indian descent, and raised in Montreal, Canada, she now makes her home in the UK.Photo credit: Lisa Bretherick