Jonathan Gregson

Non-fiction writer


Jonathan Gregson is a travel writer, financial journalist and editor.

He has written three books on South Asia: Bullet up the Grand Trunk Road: 1,600 Miles across India and Pakistan on an Enfield Bullet (1997), a road journey which focuses on the horrors of Partition and its legacy fifty years on and which was serialised in the Daily Telegraph; Kingdoms Beyond the Clouds: Journeys in Search of the Himalayan Kings (2000); and Blood against the Snows: The Tragic Story of Nepal’s Royal Dynasty (2002), an account of the massacre of the royal family. Awards include Travelex Travel Writer (1999) for a Time Out article on Mali, and Germany Travel Writer (2002) for a Condé Nast Traveller article on the Bavarian Alps. His travel and business journalism has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times, Independent, Daily Telegraph, Fortune, National Geographic and the Wall Street Journal.

He was editor of CAM (Cambridge Alumni Magazine), editorial consultant for FIRST magazine, and is a commentator on South Asia for BBC programmes. He taught history at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, in 1975-6 and at Pembroke College in Oxford while studying for a D.Phil. from 1977 to 1980.

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  • London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011–2012
  • University of Kent at Medway, 2007–2008