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Daniel Metcalfe

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Daniel Metcalfe was born in London in 1979. After graduating in Classics from Oxford University, he spent over a year in Iran and Central Asia, which inspired his first book, Out of Steppe: The Lost Peoples of Central Asia. It was shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Book Award 2009 and the Dolman Travel Award 2010. Daniel, who speaks Persian, Russian, Swedish and Portuguese, has written for the Economist, Guardian, Financial Times, Conde Nast Traveller and the Literary Review.

Books by Daniel Metcalfe

Blue Dahlia, Black Gold

Blue Dahlia, Black Gold: A Jourrney Into Angola - ‘A rich and fascinating book about an overlooked African powerhouse by a travel writer of rare talent.’ TIM BUTCHER, author of Blood River and Chasing the Devil

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Out of Steppe

Exploring his life-long fascination with the Silk Road, Daniel Metcalfe travels alone through remote regions of Central Asia in search of some of its lost peoples.

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