Richard Waters is an international award winning travel writer and is the co-author of three Sunday Times Top 10 best-selling books. His work appears in newspapers and magazines, among them: Wanderlust, Elle, National Geographic Traveller, Sunday Times, Coast, Telegraph, Independent, Observer, and F.T. He has special interests in wildlife, which has taken him to wild places like Laos in search of tigers, and Kodiak Island, Alaska to find the world’s largest wild bear.
For fifteen years Richard wrote travel guidebooks for Lonely Planet, specializing in out-of-the-way places like Borneo, Malawi, Laos, Cambodia and Transylvania. A keen amateur boxer, surfer and wild swimmer, at forty-one he developed Parkinson’s Disease which has led him to write more about mental health and wellbeing. He has worked on books with Tyson Fury, Adam Peaty, and Ollie Ollerton.
Richard’s career highlights include freediving with endangered sperm whales in Dominica, and being one of the first journalists to enter and escape Laos’ Forbidden Zone, investigating allegations of genocide.