Tim Hannigan is a travel and history writer from the far west of Cornwall. His first book, Murder in the Hindu Kush – which retraced the footsteps of the ill-fated Victorian explorer George Hayward – was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. His second book, Raffles and the British Invasion of Java, won the John Brooks Award.
His other books include A Brief History of Indonesia and A Geek in Indonesia. He has worked on guidebooks to destinations across Asia, and his travel features have appeared in various publications worldwide.
Tim is also an academic, working on travel writing, and recently completed a PhD examining the genre’s ethical issues at the University of Leicester. He'll be sharing his expertise on the topic in a what3words workshop at the Vicarious Festival entitled Treading Lightly: the ethics of writing about other places, people and cultures.