About

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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 in the United States. You can read an extract on Literary Hub. It will be published in the UK in August 2019.

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

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