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Tom Sykes

Tom Sykes

Born in one seaside town (Portsmouth) and raised in one next door (Hayling Island), Tom Sykes has been writing about all kinds of towns all over the world for twenty years. He is the author of The Realm of the Punisher (2018), a political travelogue of the Philippines that received good reviews in the Times Literary Supplement and London Magazine, and two editions of Ivory Coast: The Bradt Guide (2016 and 2022). 


He is a regular contributor to Private Eye magazine and his other work has appeared in the Telegraph, New Statesman, New Internationalist, Scotsman, Travel Africa, New African, Southeast Asia Globe, Declassified UK, Morning Star and other outlets. He is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Journalism at the University of Portsmouth. 

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