Travel writer Jan Morris dies at 94

Travel writer Jan Morris dies at 94

Travel writer, novelist and memoirist Jan Morris has died, aged 94. Her death was announced on Friday (20th November).

Angus Cargill, publishing director at Faber, which published Morris for over 60 years, said last week: "We are extremely sad to hear the news of Jan Morris' death today. A trailblazer and an extraordinary life force, her wonderful, generous books opened up the world for so many people."

Faber was "honoured" to have been her publisher, Cargill said.

Morris was the author of travel volumes on Venice, Spain, Sydney and many more locations, as well as a novel, Last Letters from Hav, shortlisted for the 1985 Booker Prize. Among many volumes of memoir, her 1974 book Conundrum was a pioneering account of her own gender transition. Her most recent book Thinking Again, a collection of diary musings, was published earlier this year.

Obituaries have run in the Guardian, Times and New York Times, among others.