Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author and cultural commentator for more than a decade now. His books include The Bus We Loved, a history of the Routemaster bus; The Long Player Goodbye, a hymn to vinyl records; and Wish You Were Here, a survey of the British beside the seaside.
His most recent titles are London Bridge in America: The Tall Story of a Transatlantic Crossing and A London Year – an anthology of London diarists from Tudor times to the present day that he co-edited with Nick Rennison.
Elborough is a regular contributor to the Observer and the Guardian but has written for the Times, Sunday Times, New Statesman, the Oldie, TATE etc., BBC History magazine and Kinfolk among others and frequently appears on BBC Radio 4 and Five Live.
With Bob Stanley from the band Saint Etienne, he also co-wrote the script for How We Used to Live, a BFI archive film directed by Paul Kelly and with music by Pete Wiggs that premiered at the 2013 London Film Festival.
How We Used to Live will also be screened at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival on Sunday 8 June.
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