I’m an author, editor and photographer, and live in Stoke Newington, north London.

I have written sixteen travel, history and music books for Rough Guides as sole author, and shared authorship on many more, including, recently, Japan and Australia.

I also work for Lonely Planet; I’ve updated the Ionian and Dodecanese islands for Lonely Planet Greek Islands, and New Mexico for Lonely Planet Southwest USA.

My Rough Guide to the Titanic is a definitive guide to history’s most famous maritime disaster. To read more about it, click here, or visit my Titanic blog, Blogtanic.

I’ve also written books for many other publishers, including Dorling Kindersley,

Fodor’s, Insight, Berlitz and Inside-Out guides; apps for Sutro Media; and content for websites such as Telegraph Travel and Cool Places.

As an editor, I co-edited the 2015 edition of Rough Guides’ best-selling Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth with my wife Samantha Cook, while in 2014 I edited Elvis Has Left The Building by Dylan Jones, published by Duckworth. In 2013 I edited Inferno Decoded by Michael Haag, published by Profile Books, for which I also wrote three chapters, and Lloyd Bradley’s Sounds Like London, published by Serpent’s Tail.

I’ve also edited many Rough Guides, including the original guides to India and the USA, and the guides to Elvis, Soul, the Blues, and Conspiracy Theories.

My photographs, as seen on the travel pages of this site, have been published in my own titles, and also in magazines, newspapers and other books. Some are available through the DK photo library; for most I own the copyright.

If you’d like to commission me as a writer or editor, or license my photos, or if you have any questions, please contact me:


all text and images © Greg Ward