BIOGRAPHY

Henry Wismayer writes nonfiction across a range of genres, including travel, memoir, and cultural commentary.

 

His writing career began in 2008, when his hopelessly loquacious account of a weekend jaunt up a mountain in Morocco landed on the front page of an in-flight magazine.

 

Since then, his work has appeared in over 80 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic and TIME Magazine. His features have been syndicated worldwide, and translated into over a dozen languages.

 

He specializes in off-beat travel in Africa, India and the Middle East, with occasional forays into more comfortable climes to mollify his beleaguered partner Lucy (overdue compensation for all the years of bush-taxis and nights spent sleeping on benches).

 

In more recent years, he has also written extensively about UK politics, nature, and his home city of LondonHe has done one public talk - in front of his daughter's Year 3 class. It went really well.

 

Favourite bolt-holes on this ever-shrinking planet include India's Garhwal Himalayas, the Croatian island of Vis, and his mum's luxuriant South London garden. 

 

Between assignments, Henry lives in West Norwood, South London, with Lucy and their children Lily and Ben.

© Henry Wismayer 2020

Background image: Nanda Devi (top right) viewed from Gorson Top, Uttarakhand, India.