Des Hannigan

Des Hannigan has been a journalist, travel writer, and photographer for over thirty years, first as a news reporter for Cornish newspapers and the Press Association and latterly as a writer for publishers such as Lonely Planet and AA Publishing. He has written and contributed to over fifty books about travel in a number of countries, including Ireland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Canada and Pakistan and has also written widely about Cornwall’s coast and countryside.

He could never find his way to the underground.


ID Event Date Time
SJH23 Uncharted shores: Atlantic Cornwall and beyond, with Des Hannigan 06/07/2017 3:00pm
Established in 2010, Penzance Literary Festival has grown into one of the UK's favourite festivals for authors and visitors.

Get in touch...

Sign up for our newsletter or email us at

Sign up to our newsletter
You can support Penzance Litfest through a PayPal donation. All funds raised help us to deliver a successful event for the community.