C. J. Schüler is a freelance writer, journalist and cultural historian specialising in European fiction in translation, travel and the arts.
His latest book, The Wood That Built London, a history of the woodland that once covered much of South London, is published by Sandstone Press on 7 October 2021. His travelogue Along the Amber Route: St Petersburg to Venice (also from Sandstone), hailed as ‘timely and powerful’ by the Financial Times on its publication in February 2020, was shortlisted for Stanford Dolman Award and longlisted for the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize.
He is also the author of Writers, Lovers, Soldiers, Spies: A History of the Authors’ Club of London, 1891–2016 (Author’s Club, 2016), published in 2016 to wide acclaim, and three illustrated histories of cartography: Mapping the World (Éditions Place des Victoires/Frechmann, 2010), Mapping the City and Mapping the Sea and Stars (2012). He is co-author, with John Man, of the best-selling Traveller’s Atlas (Barron, 1999) and a contributor to the acclaimed Atlas of the Settling of North America (ed. Helen Hornbeck Tanner, Macmillan, 1996).
C. J. Schüler has written on literature, travel and the arts for The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Tablet, the Financial Times and the New Statesman. A former staff member with with the Rough Guides and The Independent, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2011, and was chairman of the Authors’ Club from 2008 to 2015.
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