Features writer, pro photographer & blogger (go-eat-do.com) based in Sunderland and Newcastle. Undertakes feature writing and/or photography assignments. Writes mainly on travel, food and culture. Willing to travel for assignments. Awards include Journalist of the Year (Holland Press Awards, 2015, 2016 & 2019), 2017 British Annual Canada Travel Award for Best Online Coverage. City Feature of the Year (Holland Press Awards 2017), Digital Influencer of the Year (Holland Press Awards 2018). Speaks fluent German. Regularly writes about Hamburg, Munich and Berlin. Shortlisted for the German Travel Writer of the Year Award, 2010. Regularly travels to Canada and the Netherlands.
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Profile last updated: 2019-08-22 12:06:17
Stuart Forster is a features writer, journalist and photographer. He was named Journalist of the Year at the Holland Press Awards 2015, 2016 & 2019 for his body of work on the Netherlands and Dutch culture. In 2017 he was awarded a BACTA (British Annual Canada Travel Award) for Best Online Coverage.
Stuart specialises in travel plus food and drink related work, running the blog Go Eat Do (www.go-eat-do.com) and taking on commissions from newspapers and magazines within the UK and abroad.
Stuart welcomes contact from commissioning editors. He can send you PDFs of work published in magazines and newspapers including National Geographic Traveller, The Independent, The Guardian and Rough Guides.
Stuart has trained as a photographer. In 2009 one of his photos was included in the NUJ's Photography Matters exhibition, which showcased some of the best photographs by NUJ members around the world.
From 2004 to 2009 he was based in Bangalore, India. Stuart can offer expert insights into living abroad and aspects of Indian culture. He contributed to the guidebooks Kerala (2006, Stark World Publishing), Bengaluru and Karnataka (2008, Stark World Publishing) and Driving Holidays Across India (2009, Outlook Traveller Getaways), which was named best travel publication in English at India's 2010 National Tourism Awards.
His photographs have been published in books including:
- Secret Journeys of a Lifetime (vol.2) (2011, National Geographic)
- Indien- Eine Bildreise (2008, National Geographic)
- China - Eine Bildreise (2008, National Geographic)
- Handmade Houses and Other Buildings (2010, Thames and Hudson)
- Frommers London 2010 (2010, Frommers)
- The Wisden Cricketers' Almanac (2009, Wisden)
Stuart also has experience of living in Germany. He speaks fluent German and can undertake interviews and translate copy into English.
He is also a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and Travelwriters UK.
His work was included in The Irresponsible Traveller book, published in 2014 by Bradt and featuring contributions from authors including Michael Palin, Dervla Murphy and Ben Fogle.
His personal blog, go-eat-do.com, was named among the UK's top 50 food blogs in 2015 and was shortlisted for three major awards.
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|A Buddhist Monk at Angkor Wat in Cambodia|
|A Buddhist monk praying at a shrine at Angkor Wat near Siem Reap, Cambodia. The monk wears saffron robes.|