Tim Cope (Australia)

Tim Cope is an award-winning adventurer, author and film-maker with a special interest in the traditional cultures of Central Asia and Russia. He has studied as a wilderness guide in the Finnish and Russian subarctic, ridden a bicycle across Russia to China, and rowed a boat along the Yenisey River through Siberia to the Arctic Ocean. Tim's most renowned journey was a three-year, 6,000-mile trek by horse from Mongolia to Hungary on the trail of Genghis Khan – a quest to understand the horseback nomads of the great Eurasian steppe. Tim is the author of Off the Rails: Moscow to Beijing on Recumbent Bikes (Penguin) and On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Lands of the Nomads (Bloomsbury). His latest book, Tim and Tigon (Pan Macmillan) is for young readers.