“Marie Kreft writes like a female Bruce Chatwin.” Brendan Foley, bestselling author and feature film director
Marie Kreft is an award-winning travel writer whose work has featured in various regional, national and international titles. Born in Norwich, she now lives in Birmingham where she runs a small, busy copywriting company called Good As Gold.
When travelling, Marie is a compulsive journal writer, using maps, leaflets and postcards to illustrate her entries. In their early backpacking days, Marie’s then-boyfriend Steve was almost forced to take up permanent residency on a Thai island after she prematurely glued his exit ticket into her diary.
Alongside being mum to four-year-old Vincent and baby Alexei (and wife to Steve – who escaped from Koh Lanta and forgave her the Pritt Stick incident), Marie has just published her first book. Published by Bradt Travel Guides in February 2016, Slow Travel: Shropshire takes readers along canals, through forests, into castles, churches and real-ale pubs, sharing Shropshire secrets alongside fresh perspectives on better-known attractions. The book is geared towards sustainable tourism, with an emphasis on car-free travel, local produce and quirky or very special accommodation.
[Profile picture by Andrea Chance-Hill. Marie Kreft owns the copyright of all other images on this site, unless stated. Header images (from left to right) were taken by Marie in Koh Lanta, Thailand; Xi’an, China and Tuscany, Italy.]