Michael Booth

Agent: Antony Topping


Michael Booth is the author of five works of non-fiction.

JUST AS WELL I’M LEAVING: TO THE ORIENT WITH HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON, 2004 (nominated for an Irish Times first book award). SACRÈ CORDON BLEU: WHAT THE FRENCH KNOW ABOUT COOKING, 2006 (a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week). SUSHI AND BEYOND: WHAT THE JAPANESE KNOW ABOUT COOKING, 2008 (winner of a Guild of Food Writers award). EAT PRAY EAT, 2010 (nominated for British Travel Press Book of the Year). THE ALMOST NEARLY PERFECT PEOPLE: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NORDIC MIRACLE, 2014 (translated into seven languages, and a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week). He is currently working on a sixth book, which will take him back to the Far East.

His writing appears regularly in The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Telegraph and Condé Nast Traveller magazine among many other publications globally. He is a correspondent for Monocle magazine and Monocle 24 radio, and travels regularly to give talks and lectures on the Nordic lands.

Books by Michael Booth