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Picture: A Walk in the Park in the Not the Stoke Newington Literary Festival display, Stoke Newington Bookshop
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Atlas of Vanishing Places awarded the Stanfords DK Eyewitness Travel Guides Illustrated Travel Book of the Year
— Danielle Watt, Judge, DK Eyewitness Illustrated Travel Book of the Year, Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020
Event: Beyond Borders with Zoran Nikolic and Mary Spence, Mon 2 March, The British Library, Euston Road, NW1
How do you map strange places?
Travis Elborough is an author and social commentator. His books include Wish You Were Here, The Bus We Loved, Atlas of Improbable Places and Atlas of Vanishing Places. A regular contributor to national print and broadcast media, he has penned articles on all aspects of travel and culture, from pirates in the Caribbean to donkeys at the British seaside.
Born in an area of constant political change in what was once Yugoslavia and is now Serbia, Zoran Nikolic saw the impact political change had on people’s daily lives. This interest in geography extended outside Eastern Europe and became a lifetime fascination with borders and political geography. His book,The Atlas of Unusual Borders: Discover intriguing boundaries, territories and geographical curiosities was published in autumn 2019.
Mary Spence is a cartographic design consultant. Her career spans over 40 years in cartographic publishing and she was awarded an MBE in 2004 for services to Cartographic Design. She is a Past President of the British Cartographic Society.
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