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Rudolf Abraham

Main Details

Full name Rudolf Abraham
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Travel writer, guidebook writer, journalist; Photographer (travel and documentary); Central and Eastern Europe (especially Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia - extensive local knowledge); Norway; UK (especially London and Northumberland); France, Belgium; Turkey (especially the east); Middle East (especially Iran), Caucasus, Central Asia; Patagonia (Chile and Argentina); Culture, art, architecture, archaeology, history, heritage sites; Festivals; Walking, hiking, trekking, mountaineering, outdoors, adventure travel; Food and wine; Cities, city breaks; World music; Family travel, travel with kids.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing, Picture editing, Photography
Last updated 21-05-2015 14:21

Biography

Rudolf Abraham (www.rudolfabraham.co.uk) is an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising in Croatia and Eastern Europe. He is the author of The Islands of Croatia (2014), Walking in Croatia (2nd edition, 2010), The Mountains of Montenegro (2007, winner ‘best guidebook’ in the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Awards, 2008), Torres del Paine (2010) and St Oswald’s Way and St Cuthbert’s Way (2013), all published by Cicerone, National Geographic Traveler Croatia (National Geographic, 2011), and co-author of Istria. The Bradt Travel Guide (Bradt, 2013), and is currently working on several new guidebooks including Arctic Norway and a trek through the remote borderlands of Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo, as well as Croatian Miscellany, an ongoing and deeply personal portrait of this southeast European country. Other recent commissions have included contributing to DK Eyewitness’ Ultimate Food Journeys and The Road Less Travelled, and updating the Bradt guides to Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Transylvania. His work is published widely in magazines and online including Alef, BBC Countryfile, BBC News, BBC Travel, Brummell, Canvas, CNN Traveller, Discover Britain, The Economist, France, Hidden Europe, Journeys, Morning Calm, Mountain Pro, National Geographic Traveller, OE, Royal Wings, Songlines, Top Trails, Vanity Fair, Wanderlust,World Travel Guide etc.

Books – Author/Photographer:

National Geographic Traveler Croatia (2nd edition; National Geographic, 2015)
The Mountains of Montenegro (2nd edition; Cicerone, 2015)
The Islands of Croatia (Cicerone, 2014)
Istria. The Bradt Travel Guide (co-author with Thammy Evans; Bradt, 2013)
St Oswald’s Way and St Cuthbert’s Way (Cicerone, 2013) – Reviews
Rijeka Carnival (Blurb, 2013)
National Geographic Traveler Croatia (National Geographic, 2011) – Reviews
Torres del Paine (Cicerone, 2010; reprint 2013) – Reviews
Walking in Croatia (2nd edition; Cicerone, 2010) – Reviews
The Mountains of Montenegro (Cicerone, 2007, reprint 2013) – Reviews
Walking in Croatia (Cicerone, 2004)

Books – In progress:

Croatian Miscellany (2015)
Peaks of the Balkans (Cicerone, 2016)
Trekking in Arctic Norway (Cicerone, 2017)
The Faroe Islands (Cicerone)
Monuments and Memorials. Carvings and Tilework from the Islamic World (contributor; Nour Foundation)

Books – Contributing Author/Photographer:

Croatia. The Bradt Travel Guide (6th edition; Bradt, 2016 – updates, photographs as credited)
Macedonia. The Bradt Travel Guide (5th edition; Bradt, 2015 – updates, photographs as credited)
Montenegro. The Bradt Travel Guide (5th edition; Bradt, 2015 – updates, photographs as credited)
Latvia (World Travel Guide, May 2014 – updates)
Croatia. The Bradt Travel Guide (5th edition; Bradt, 2013 – updates, photographs as credited)
Bratislava City Guide (World Travel Guide, April 2013 – updates)
Transylvania (2nd edition; Bradt, 2012 – updates, photographs as credited)
Turkey (DK Eyewitness, 2011 – updates for eastern Turkey)
Ultimate Food Journeys (DK Eyewitness, 2011 – contributor, photographs as credited)
Time Out Visitor’s Guide to Croatia (Time Out Croatia, 2011 – updates, photographs as credited)
Croatia Travel Guide (World Travel Guide, August 2011 – updates)
Ljubljana. The Pocket City Guide (2nd edition; Thomas Cook, 2011 – updates, photographs as credited)
Croatia. The Bradt Travel Guide (4th edition; Bradt, 2010 – updates, photographs as credited)
The Road Less Travelled (DK Eyewitness, September 2009 – contributor)
Santiago City Guide (World Travel Guide, October 2009 – updates)
The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection (Thames & Hudson, 2010 – contributor)
The Arts of Islam (exhibition catalogue, IMA Paris 2009/Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi 2008/ AGNSW Sydney 2007 – contributor, additional editing)
Art et Culture de l’Islam (Solar, 2006 – contributor, photographs as credited)
Islamic Art and Culture. A Visual History (Overlook Press, 2006 – contributor, photographs as credited)
The Timeline History of Islamic Art and Architecture (Worth Press, 2005 – contributor, photographs as credited)
Worcester – A History and Celebration (Ottakar’s, 2004 – photographs as credited)
Arminius Vambery, Travels in Central Asia (reprint, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2003 – introduction)
Robert Curzon, Armenia. A Year at Erzeroom and on the Frontiers of Russia, Turkey and Persia (reprint, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2003 – introduction)
C.E. Yate, Northern Afghanistan (reprint, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2003 – introduction)

Recent articles/photo stories:

Piatra Craiului – watching for wolves (2015)
Conserving the Carpathian villages of Transylvania (2015)
Granville Carnival (2015)
Lofoten light (2015)
Fest Noz – Breton Dances (France,2015)
Museum in the Clouds (Mountain Pro, April 2015)
Paisley (Morning Calm, April 2015)
Freedom and faith – cross crafting in Lithuania (Hidden Europe, March 2015)
Arabesque (Morning Calm, March 2015)
Zvoncari (BBC Travel, March 2015)
Mons – European Capital of Culture 2015 (World Travel Guide, February 2015)
A new museum on Kronplatz (Easyjet Traveller, January 2015)
Adventures in Patagonia (Journeys, December 2014)
Berlin, Frankfurt, Vienna (destination guides for Hilton Weekender/383project, November 2014)
Unknown world – Lofoten (Morning Calm, November 2014)
Stecci – Bosnia’s medieval tombstones (Hidden Europe, November 2014)
Bursa – Cradle of Ottoman Culture (Royal Wings, September 2014)
Postcard from Lithuania (Songlines, August 2014)
The Frankincense Trail (Alef, August 2014)
Riga’s Art Nouveau Soul (BBC Travel, August 2014) (note: link only works outside the UK)
London School of Puppetry (Morning Calm, August 2014)
Lofoten Islands (World Travel Guide, July 2014)
The Saxon Shore Way (OE, June 2014)
Brodsko kolo (BBC Travel, June 2014) (note: link only works outside the UK)
St Oswald’s Way (OE Top Trails, April 2014)
Destination London (Canvas, April 2014)
Riga, European Capital of Culture 2014 (World Travel Guide, March 2014)
Turkish coffee culture (Royal Wings, March 2014)
Zvoncari – the bell ringers of Kastav (Hidden Europe, March 2014)
EPUK Showcase (EPUK, February 2014)