Insight Guides recently described Brian Jackman as "Britain's foremost writer on wildlife and safaris." After 20 years at Britain's Sunday Times he left to go freelance and has travelled widely in Africa. "If I add up all the nights I have slept under canvas," he says, "I must have spent at least two years of my life in the bush." His books on Africa include The Marsh Lions, The Big Cat Diary (with Jonathan Scott), and Roaring at the Dawn. He also edited My Serengeti Years by Myles Turner and Battle for the Elephants by Iain and Oria Douglas-Hamilton.
Through his friendship with the late George Adamson, he became a trustee of the George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust and he is also a patron of Tusk Trust. Today he writes mostly for The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. His favourite places? "Anywhere you can watch big cats," he says.
Brian's latest book....
Wild About Britain (2017)
A lifetime of award-winning nature writing: A Collection of Award-Winning Nature Writing (Bradt Travel Guides (Travel Literature))
A new collection of award-winning journalist and author Brian Jackman's nature and travel writings from the past 40 years. This is a nationwide celebration of Britain's unspoiled coast and countryside, concentrating in particular on Britain's wildlife and the wild places in which its most spectacular species are found, but also touching on fishing, sailing and the way Britain's history has shaped the landscape. 'Wild about Britain is not a guidebook' says Brian Jackman. 'It's an extended love letter to the British countryside; a personal view covering more than four decades of travels in the wilder parts of Britain.'
Winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers Best Narrative Travel Book 2018.