Tharik Hussain

Tharik Hussain is an author, travel writer and journalist who specialises on Muslim heritage and culture. His book Minarets in the Mountains: A Journey into Muslim Europe, was longlisted for the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize in Non Fiction and shortlisted for the 2022 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year award. It was also named a Book of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman and Prospect Magazine, and a Travel Book of the Year by the Washington Post and Newsweek.

Tharik is the creator of Britain’s first Muslim heritage trails and has produced award-winning radio for the BBC on America’s earliest mosques and Muslim communities. His work has been published across the globe for many of the world’s leading media brands and Tharik is also the author of several travel guides for Lonely Planet, including Saudi Arabia (shortlisted for a Travel Media Award), Bahrain and Thailand. He has been named one of the UK’s most inspiring British Bangladeshis and is a Fellow at the University of Groningen’s Centre for Religion and Heritage.