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Colin Thubron is the prizewinning, bestselling author of several travel books.
— biography from The Lost Heart of Asia
Shadow of the Silk Road 1,072 copies, 20 reviews
In Siberia 739 copies, 13 reviews
The Lost Heart of Asia 611 copies, 9 reviews
Among the Russians 419 copies, 5 reviews
To a Mountain in Tibet 381 copies, 16 reviews
The Great Cities: Jerusalem 164 copies, 1 review
The Venetians 141 copies
Journey into Cyprus 139 copies, 3 reviews
Mirror to Damascus 128 copies, 4 reviews
The Ancient Mariners 115 copies, 1 review
Night of Fire 113 copies, 6 reviews
The Hills of Adonis 102 copies, 3 reviews
To the Last City 79 copies, 3 reviews
The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos (Editor; Introduction, some editions) 561 copies, 19 reviews
Arabia Felix: The Danish Expedition of 1761-1767 (Introduction, some editions) 281 copies, 7 reviews
Bad Trips (Contributor) 222 copies, 6 reviews
Granta 64: Russia the Wild East (Contributor) 153 copies
Stalin's Nose: Across the Face of Europe (Preface, some editions) 149 copies, 4 reviews
Granta 26: Travel (Contributor) 142 copies, 1 review
Granta 28: Birthday: The Anniversary Issue (Contributor) 136 copies, 1 review
Granta 20: In Trouble Again (Contributor) 122 copies, 1 review
Granta 10: Travel Writing (Contributor) 82 copies
Oxtravels: Meetings with Remarkable Travel Writers (Contributor) 53 copies, 3 reviews
Naar huis (Contributor) 13 copies

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Colin Thubron was born in London on 14 June 1939. Educated at Eton College, he worked briefly for the publishers Hutchinson and as a freelance television film-maker in Turkey, Japan and Morocco. His first book, Mirror to Damascus, was published in 1967. He continued to write about the Middle East in The Hills of Adonis: A Quest in Lebanon (1968) and Jerusalem (1969).

Among the Russians (1983) describes a journey he made by car through western Russia during the Brezhnev era. Behind the Wall: A Journey through China (1987) won both the Hawthornden Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. The Lost Heart of Asia (1994) narrates his travels through the newly-independent central Asian republics, exploring the effects of the collapse of the Soviet Union on the region. He returned to Russia for his most recent travel narrative, In Siberia (1999).
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature since 1969, Colin Thubron is a regular contributor and reviewer for magazines and newspapers including The Times, the Times Literary Supplement and The Spectator. He lives in London. His latest travel books are Shadows of the Silk Road (2006), an account of his 7,000-mile journey along the route of the Silk Road; and To a Mountain in Tibet (2011), about his pilgrimage to sacred Mount Kailas.
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