The Tsanta Expedition

By Joseph Ridgwell

Year of Publication

Author Biography

Joseph Ridgwell was raised in the East End of London and left school with no formal qualifications. Despite this he read his way through every classic book, underground writer, poet or philosopher he could get his hands on.

At nineteen he was stabbed in a bar brawl and decided to leave the UK, travel the world and learn how to write.

Ridgwell has lived in Cuba, Mexico, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Belize and finally Thailand, where he ran a bar. During his travels he lived in a shack, a boat, a bar, a brothel, bedsits and with strangers from all over the world.

Ridgwell brings back stories from the edge, imbued with humour, sex, philosophy, hope, defiance, brutality and truth. He returned to London seven years ago and since then has published three poetry collections, a short story collection and a first novel. He is a cult figure of the literary underground both in the UK and abroad.