Assuming for a moment that we are what we do, I’m an author and freelance non-flying travel journalist (though if we are what we eat, I’m mainly soya). I’ve written a number of genre-bending books and one or two that give librarians fewer dilemmas.
My most recent work is the third edition of Tiny Campsites. Before that, I penned Tiny Churches, Tiny Stations, Tiny Islands (all AA) and the first two editions of Tiny Campsites (Punk).
Before the mania for all things tiny struck me, I managed to knock out a few non-size-specific books, including The Z-Z of Great Britain, Places to Hide in England, Scotland and Wales, New World Order (Wills Weltordnung in its Bloomsbury Berlin edition) and, under the name Johnson P Johnson, The Armchair Naturalist (all Icon). This last tome is about to be launched in China in Simplified Chinese (though I confess I’m not altogether sure why, since it deals with British flora and fauna, but hey, it could be a huge sleeper hit in Beijing). I’m currently working on the third edition of Tiny Campsites, which will come out in spring 2017 with the AA.
I write for the UK newspaper The Guardian, mainly on green travel. You can read my articles here. You might also find me popping up in other newspapers (though not ones owned by Rupert Murdoch or edited by Paul Dacre, you’ll be cheered to learn) and magazines, some of which you’ll find listed here. I used to host a spoken word night-cum-pub quiz mash up called Stranger than Fiction. I also have a cracking Isle of Dogs-based romcom script unjustly gathering dust in a cupboard. Is there no start to my talents?
You can follow me on twitter at @dixewills, though I can’t guarantee that you’ll improve your life by doing so.
If you would like to contact me, please do so at dwills at phonecoop dot coop. Yes, that’s a dot coop address, the coolest thing on the internet and no mistake.