Manchán Magan is a travel writer and travel documentary-maker. He has written books on his travels in Africa, India and South America and two novels. He has written continually for The Irish Times since 2008, with the Magan ‘s World travel column running for 6 years. He writes travel articles for Cara Magazine, the Sunday Times, and has written travel pieces for the Washington Post, the LA Times and the Guardian.
He reports on travel for various radio programmes, including two years as the travel correspondent on Newstalk FM’s Right Hook Show, and two years as travel editor on Today FM’s Last Word programme. He presented theBig Adventure travel series on RTE Radio 1 in 2008 and 2009. He is currently the travel expert on the Dave Fanning Show, RTE Radio 2 and onThe 6 O’Clock Show, TV3. He has presenteddozens of documentaries on issues of world culture and travel for TG4, RTÉ & Travel Channel. He lives in his oak forest in a self-made hovel in Westmeath. www.manchan.com