Julian Evans is the author of Transit of Venus, an account of a journey to the heart of the US nuclear-missile testing programme, and Semi-Invisible Man, the acclaimed biography of Norman Lewis.
In 1990 he left his job in London to island-hop across the Pacific Ocean by ship, small plane and boat, a journey that ended six months later on Kwajalein atoll in the mid-Pacific, home to the USA's secret nuclear-missile test range. The book that resulted, Transit of Venus, was described by Norman Lewis as "far and away the best book about the Pacific of our times" and the Lonely Planet guides as "the best modern travelogue about the Pacific".
Julian writes for English and French newspapers and magazines including the Daily Telegraph, Times Literary Supplement and L'Atelier du Roman. He is a recipient of the Prix du Rayonnement de la Langue Française from the Académie Française, and a Consultant Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund.
Semi-Invisible Man, his highly praised 2008 biography of the writer and adventurer Norman Lewis, was a Book of the Year in the Guardian, Spectator and New Statesman.