Anthony Ham

About Me

Anthony is the author of The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species. 

Anthony is one of Australia’s most experienced nature and travel writers. For more than two decades, he has been travelling to the earth’s wild places in search of stories, to Africa, the Amazon, the Arctic, and to Outback Australia. His work has appeared in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Monthly, Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR), National Geographic Traveler, BBC Wildlife, Lonely Planet Traveller, Africa Geographic, The Independent, Travel Africa, and elsewhere. Through his writing, Anthony’s readers have drawn near to Africa’s most endangered elephant herd, travelled to remote villages behind al-Qaeda lines, and experienced Libya as it began its long descent into chaos. His writing philosophy is simple: He believes in the power of the written word, the enduring power of stories, and the importance of writing beautifully about important things.

His first book – The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species – was published by Allen & Unwin in Australia on 4 August 2020. His second book will tell the story of one man’s, and one community’s, extraordinary battle to save the Brazilian Amazon.

He has also written or co-written more than 135 guides for Lonely Planet, including Botswana & Namibia, South Africa, Southern Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, East Africa, West Africa, Brazil, Spain, Madrid, Norway, Australia, and Western USA.

He lived in Madrid for ten years, until 2012, and now lives in Melbourne with his wife and two children.

Anthony Ham

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