Course Director

‘I set up Travellers’ Tales to help travellers who want to write and writers who want to travel. It’s been huge fun and deeply rewarding to see so many people rise from beginner level to widely published.’ – Jonathan Lorie

Jonathan Lorie is a travel writer and editor, born in Paris and living in London. He has written about travel for 25 years. He also leads the UK’s only MA in Nature & Travel Writing.

In 2004 he set up Travellers’ Tales, drawing on many years of experience as a travel magazine editor and travel writing tutor. He has led courses for the agency in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Jonathan’s own travel writing began with a journey across Africa in 1994, coast to coast, from which he has never quite recovered. He went on to become the Editor of Traveller magazine and now writes freelance for national newspapers and magazines. His passion is for travel stories that include culture, history, wilderness or wildlife.

He has judged many travel writing awards, including the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Dolman Prize, the Edward Stanford/Bradt New Travel Writer of the Year award, and the annual competitions of The Independent, the British Guild of Travel Writers and the New Zealand travel writers’ association.

Jonathan is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Alongside his writing career, he has aimed to give something back by working for several international charities.

You can find out more, contact Jonathan or read his writing at