Tim Hannigan

Tim Hannigan

Tim Hannigan is a freelance author and travel journalist.

He was born in Penzance in Cornwall in the far west of the United Kingdom and specialises in writing about Indonesia and the Indian Subcontinent. He has contributed features and images to various newspapers and magazines in Asia, the Middle East and the UK.

Tim formerly worked as a professional chef, before studying journalism at the University of Gloucestershire. He is the author of two books: Murder in the Hindu Kush (The History Press, 2011), which was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize, and Raffles and the British Invasion of Java (Monsoon Books, 2012) which won the 2013 John Brooks Award. He is also the author of an academic essay on travel journalism in Specialist Journalism (Routledge, 2012), and has worked on guidebooks to Nepal and Cornwall.

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