Stanley Stewart was born in 1952 in Northern Ireland. When he was three, his parents emigrated to Canada and he spent the next eighteen years there. He has at various times been a fisherman off the coast of Ireland, a farmer in Tuscany, a cab driver in Toronto, a theatrical set-builder, a copy writer for a marketing agency... He has travelled in almost every continent of the world and has written two acclaimed travel books, Frontiers of Heaven and Old Serpent Nile. Stanley Stewart lives in London.
`Stewart must now be considered among the very first rank of contemporary travel writers'Robert Carver, TLS