Photo by Linda Nylind

I am a US-born, UK-based historian and journalist with a large obsession about small islands, which led me to write my first book – Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day, published by Pan Macmillan in the UK and Grove/Atlantic in the United States.

My latest book, El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America is a bit more land-based (but not completely!) and is out now. You can read an extract on Literary Hub. A Spanish language edition is in the works – watch this space!

Also, while you’re here, have a look at some of my journalism or photography.

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