Coming in 2022...

The Fairy Tellers

a journey into the secret history of fairy tales

My new book about seven key tellers of tales and the strange lives they led, from a seventeenth century Neapolitan soldier-of-fortune to a Russian dissident in the nineteenth century, a bankrupt noblewoman in Louis XV's France to an Indian courtier in medieval Kashmir. In The Fairy Tellers, I explore their lives and the places where their tales grew, and the surprising connections that join together storytelling around the world... 


'My favourite kind of non-fiction - skilled writing that takes imaginary worlds and makes them almost tangible.' Edward Brooke-Hitching, author of The Devil's Atlas

'A fabulous quest through time in search of the lost tellers of tales of wonder.' Dr Kate Forsyth, author of The Wild Girl

'Jubber, congenially and fascinatingly, explores the land from which the great fairy stories seeped, making the stories more resonant, powerful and important than ever.' Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast

'A treasure trove of a book.' Zoe Gilbert, author of Folk

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Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2020

 "Travel gold... a genuine epic." Wanderlust Magazine 

 "an original and thoroughly absorbing book by a travel writer of immense ability... " The New European 

 "Jubber gets under the skin of our complicated continent and his timing is dead right." Kapka Kassabova, author of Border 

In my last book, I explored Europe's iconic stories, from the Odyssey to the Icelandic sagas, and discovered how they resonate today. These are the stories that made Europe, and by travelling in their slipstream we can discover what makes the continent tick. 

Read my article about travelling in Iceland for The Guardian here

Read a review of Epic Continent in the New European here or the Spectator here

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Featured in the NEW YORK TIMES BEST TRAVEL BOOKS OF THE YEAR - read HERE

WATCH VIDEOS FROM MY JOURNEY HERE

OR AN INTERVIEW WITH CNN HERE

READ MY INTERVIEW WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC HERE

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER HERE 

OR READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT TRAVELLING IN THE SAHARA HERE.


"Nick Jubber's new book takes us on an unforgettable journey through time and space, plenty of it, and gives voice to voiceless communities that inhabit one of the most problematic corners of the globe." Amir Taheri, author of Holy Terror


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Drinking Arak off An Ayatollah's Beard: A journey through the Inside-Out Worlds of Iran and Afghanistan.

"From the twinkling navels of Iran's illicit raves to the war-weary towns of southern Afghanistan... a compendium of humour, insight and scholarly detail, and an authentic love affair with Persian culture that outstrips time itself." Jason Elliot, author of An Unexpected Light and Mirrors of the Unseen.

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The Prester Quest.

Winner of the Dolman Travel Book Award.

"Jubber's debut is a gloriously entertaining historical romp. His quest for Prester John is one of suspense and high adventure - a heady blend of epic riddle and historical jigsaw that is written with exuberance, confidence and passion." Giles Milton, author of Nathaniel's Nutmeg and White Gold.

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