Anthony Sattin’s highly acclaimed books include The Gates of Africa, the story of the world’s first geographical society and the search for Timbuktu; Lifting the Veil, a history of travellers in Egypt from 1768 to 1956; The Pharaoh’s Shadow, which tells of his search for Egypt’s surviving ancient culture; and A Winter on the Nile, his account of parallel journeys to Egypt made by Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert. His latest book, Young Lawrence, looks at T.E. Lawrence’s life in the Middle East before World War I.
His award-winning journalism on travel and books has appeared regularly in many publications: he contributed a book column to the Sunday Times for ten years and continues to review for several publications. Anthony is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, editorial advisor on Geographical Magazine and a contributing editor to Conde Nast Traveller.