The Raven Brothers, Chris left, Simon right, were born in the United Kingdom. The first published work by the authors, Living the Linger, tells the story of a journey of lost love and a search for the truth during a road trip through backcountry USA.
A year later, the brothers became established travel writers following a life-altering drive from the UK to Vladivostok in a rusty Ford Sierra. Noted by Lonely Planet for their talent to portray an “accurate view of what to expect”, the book Driving the Trans-Siberian spurred a life on the road.
Carnival Express was the concluding title in the ‘Linger Series’ trilogy, and follows two struggling writers on a South America adventure. A period of photojournalism, documenting new and off the beaten track destinations, tribal India, China’s deep south and Crimea, led to the release of Black Sea Circuit.
Seizing a narrow window of opportunity to cross the notorious Caucasus frontier, the book explores great legends from Jason and the Argonauts to a tribe of fierce female warriors known as the Amazons. The release of Hike, Drive, Stayin’ Alive! signals a return to the duo writing “buttock clenching” travel comedy, with the first in a collection of ten candid stories of adventure by The Raven Brothers.