C. J. Schüler is a freelance writer, journalist and cultural historian specialising in European fiction in translation, travel and the arts.

His most recent book, Along the Amber Route: St Petersburg to Venice (Sandstone Press), an epic travelogue through Eastern and Central Europe, 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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