Tony Chan
London, UK

Tony Chan is a former football coach and schoolmaster who spent many years teaching English and Latin at the independent school Stowe. In his late twenties, he entered – as he playfully terms it – the 'adventuring phase' of his life: trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro and joining passels of pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. These explorations were the foundation stones for his 78-day, 1,400-mile solo-trek across the four extreme points of mainland Britain, during which he wrote a sonnet at the end of each day. Those sonnets are collected in his debut poetry collection Four Points Fourteen Lines. Born in Hong Kong, raised in Australia and now settled in Britain, much of his work deals with the confluence of national identities. He is presently writing a series of stories centered on displaced individuals – perhaps to be completed after another pilgrimage, from London to Rome.

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