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Nick Inman

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Born in Harrogate (Yorkshire, UK) 1956. Graduated from Bristol University with at BSc (Politics) 1978. After running an alternative arts festival, travelling overland through pre-war Afghanistan to India and living for nine months at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland (where I published my first book, Canoeing Through Life – a spiritual philosophy in very few words) I moved to Spain in 1985. There I worked as an EFL teacher but eventually broke into journalism: regular contributor to Lookout, correspondent for Reporting Europe and Windpower Monthly; and deputy editor of Costa Blanca News. Then a travel writer and contributing editor of Charming Small Hotels Guide Spain.

Returning to London in 1993, I was appointed assistant editor of Playdays magazine and soon after senior editor for the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness series, producing illustrated guide books.

In 2002 I relocated with my family to southwest France. I continue to work as a writer, translator and photographer, as well as lecturer on tourism, communication and leadership skills to undergraduates of EUTI – Toulouse University.

I have contributed to a great many publications, printed and online, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, Resurgence, The Eden Magazine, Odyssey, E!Sharp, El País, France Magazine, The Journalist, Philosophy Now, The Church Times, The Author, Tribune, Takimag and The Yorkshire Post. Currently leader-writer for The Connexion, Europe’s leading English-language newspaper.

In publishing, I have had a hand in the origination of 90 books (as author, contributor or editor). Many of these are travel guides for international publishers, notably Michelin, the AA, Thomas Cook and Berlitz-Insight. My other non-fiction includes Politipedia (Harriman House 2007), The Optimist’s Handbook (Harriman House 2007) and Who on Earth are You? (Findhorn Press).

I publish certain books myself through my imprint, Mimbelle Books, including two albums of my photography.

My latest book is A Guide to Mystical France (Findhorrn Press/Inner Traditions), gold winner of the Foreword Indies Travel Award in 2016. My next book will be Explore Andalucía (Insight Guides, 2018).

I am a long-standing member of the National Union of Journalists and the Society of Authors.

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