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January 2020

New release: THREE TIGERS, ONE MOUNTAIN: East Asia’s Bitter Siblings, and How They Might Be Reconciled. Published in UK by Jonathan Cape, in the US by St Martin’s.

August-October 2019

Five radio documentaries produced and hosted by Michael Booth air on Monocle 24 as special editions of The Foreign Desk, produced in association with the Nordic Council of Ministers. Topics: The Gender Pay Gap, Sustainable Cities, Social Gastronomy, The Demographic Challenge, & Democracy.

April 2018

‘The Meaning of Rice’ shortlisted for the Kate Whiteman food and travel writing award by the British Guild of Food Writers.

February 2018

‘The Meaning of Rice’ shortlisted as Book of the Year for the Fortnum and Mason’s Food Writing awards.

January 2018

‘The Meaning of Rice’ shortlisted for André Simon Book of the Year.

October 2017

‘The Meaning of Rice: Further tales from the belly of Japan’ published by Jonathan Cape.

March 2017

‘The Almost Nearly Perfect People’ published in Spanish.

‘Just As Well I’m Leaving’ published in Japanese.ありのままのアンデルセン-ヨーロッパ独り旅を追う-マイケル-ブース/dp/4794969503/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1491567503&sr=1-1

November 2016

‘The Almost Nearly Perfect People’ named British Guild of Travel Writer’s Best Travel Book of the last two years. Buy at Amazon

June 2015

British Family Eats Japan debuts as anime in English on NHK World and Japanese on NHK1. Read about it here.

20 Feb 2015
Michael will be talking at TEDx Leuven.

5 February 2015
The Almost Nearly Perfect People published in the UK in paperback by Vintage. Buy at Amazon

27 January 2015
The Almost Nearly Perfect People published in hardback and audio book the United States by Picador. Buy at Amazon

24 February 2014
The Almost Nearly Perfect People published in the UK by Jonathan Cape. Buy at Amazon