William Gray

A contributing editor for Wanderlust, WILLIAM GRAY has been writing regularly for the magazine since 1998. After leaving Durham University with a zoology degree, Will was commissioned to write and illustrate Coral Reefs & Islands – The Natural History of a Threatened Paradise, published in 1993 and commended in the Conservation Book Prize. He went on to specialize in wildlife and adventure travel writing and photography, contributing to a wide range of publications, from The Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph to National Geographic Traveler and BBC Wildlife.

When his twins were born in 2000, Will also began to focus on family travel, writing the award-winning Travel with Kids guidebook for Footprint, along with Europe with Kids, Britain with Kids and Cornwall with Kids. Will was a family travel presenter for the BBC's Holiday programme and is currently the editor of www.101familyholidays.co.uk and a family travel expert for The Sunday Times Travel magazine. He is also the editor of Msafiri, the inflight magazine for Kenya Airways, and produces Cloud 9 magazine for Discover the World. His worldwide collection of travel photographs can be seen at AWL Images.

Will was voted Travel Writer of the Year in 2002. In 2009, he scooped both Travel Photographer of the Year and runner-up Travel Writer of the Year at the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Awards. The following year he was voted 4th in the Press Gazette’s Top 50 Travel Journalists.


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