Catherine Anderson is a UK-based writer. Educated at schools in Italy and Austria, she read Modern Languages and English Literature at Durham University. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Catherine has written for a number of newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, the Telegraph and Geographical magazine, and she is a Huffington Post contributor. Her first book, The End of All Our Exploring – a memoir – was published in February 2017.
Catherine has a long history with Asia, particularly the Indian sub-continent. She established an NGO in the Tibetan community of McLeod Ganj in the Western Himalayas (2005) where she lived for six years, and posthumously edited India’s Disappearing Railways (Carlton Books/Hardie Grant 2014) – the work of her late fiancé, Australian photojournalist Angus McDonald. She also curated its accompanying exhibitions in London, Sydney and Melbourne. In 2014 she founded The Angus McDonald Trust, a health and welfare charity working in some of the most challenging regions of Myanmar, where Angus died. She speaks regularly at UK and international literary festivals, and in 2016 delivered the prestigious annual Caledonian Lecture in London. For her next book she plans to follow the journeys of both Angus and Victorian explorer George Ernest Morrison – ‘Morrison of Peking’ – from Shanghai to Rangoon.