About Michael Booth
Michael Booth is the award-winning, best-selling author of seven works of non-fiction, as well as a journalist, broadcaster and speaker.
He writes predominantly about travel, food, France, Japan, East Asia and the Nordic region.
His writing appears regularly in The Guardian, The Independent, Independent on Sunday, The Times, The Telegraph and Condé Nast Traveller magazine among many other publications globally. He is a correspondent for Monocle magazine and Monocle 24 Radio, and travels regularly to give talks and lectures on the Nordic lands.
Coming soon (16/1/2020): Three Tigers, One Mountain: East Asia’s Bitter Siblings, and How they Might be Reconciled.
The Meaning of Rice: Further Tales From the Belly of Japan. Shortlisted for the British Guild of Food Writers’ Book of the Year; The André Simon Prize; and The Fortnum and Mason’s Food Book of the Year.
The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Winner: 2016 British Guild of Travel Writers’ Book of the Year; BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. Available in translation.
Eat Pray Eat, 2010, nominated for British Travel Press Book of the Year.
Sushi and Beyond: What the Japanese Know About Cooking, 2008, winner of the Guild of Food Writers’ Kate Whiteman Award for travel writing.
Sacré Cordon Bleu: What the French Know About Cooking, 2006, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.
Just As Well I’m Leaving: To The Orient With Hans Christian Andersen, 2004, nominated for an Irish Times first book award.