Australia
Literature
A trek across Asia on the ‘hippie trail’ of the early 1970s led Tony Wheeler to write the very first Lonely Planet guide and the New York Times to describe him as ‘the trailblazing patron saint of the world’s backpackers and adventure travellers.’ Since moving on from Lonely Planet, Maureen and Tony Wheeler’ foundation Planet Wheeler is principally involved in education and health projects in the developing world, but also with the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing & Ideas in Melbourne. Tony’s most recent book, Dark Lands, is a follow up to his journey along George W Bush’s ‘Axis of Evil’ and assorted other bad countries.

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