Tim Hannigan was born in Penzance. He mainly writes narrative non-fiction, particularly travel writing and narrative history, but has also published short fiction. His first book, Murder in the Hindu Kush (2011), was shortlisted for the Boardman-Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. His second book, Raffles and the British Invasion of Java (2012), won the John Brooks Award.
Currently working on a PhD focusing on contemporary travel writing, he has an interest in critical-creativity, especially around the literature of landscape, nature and place.
He lives on the north coast of West Penwith, the only place he has ever called home.

Praise for Tim Hannigan’s books
“… lively, original and daring … It’s seldom that history makes such wonderful reading …” – The Bali Advertiser
“Hannigan in his work follows his subject like a novelist follows his protagonist…” – Pakistan Today
“… a vivid, cinematic writing style…” – The Straits Times