Neither Tim nor Lloyd can boast a past as colourful as that of Erskine Childers. They are, though, seasoned culture-walkers, having wandered together along both shores of the Thames Estuary and followed in the footsteps of Syd Barrett as he walked, unaccompanied, from London to Cambridge.
Tim Wright is an experienced digital author and interactive producer who has already produced a pilot version of his ‘bookmapping’ idea using Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped as his guide. From 30th June to 25th August 2009, he followed a route across Scotland from the south western tip of Mull to the outskirts of Edinburgh, using only a Flip camera, an iphone, a notebook PC and all the free wifi access he could find, to create a literary geo-located ‘blogumentary’, proving that the travails of David Balfour can be re-played in real time.The results of this experiment can explored at http://www.timwright.typepad.com/kidmapper
Lloyd Shepherd is the author of three acclaimed historical mysteries: The English Monster, The Poisoned Island, and Savage Magic. His books are set in the early 19th century and feature the proto-detective Charles Horton and his irascible magistrate John Harriott, both of the Thames River Police in Wapping. His fourth book is published in 2015. In 2013, Lloyd took part in the Disorient Express, a successful attempt to visit 22 European cities in 17 days, entirely by train. You can read about it at http://www.lloydshepherd.com/writing/the-disorient-express/
In their former lives, Tim was a founder and partner of Noho Digital, the groundbreaking London digital agency and XPT, an interactive entertainment company specialising in crossplatform drama and comedy. Lloyd was deputy director for digital publishing at The Guardian, and has also held senior roles at Yahoo, the BBC and Channel 4.