Jan Morris

Jan Morris is a historian and travel writer who first made her name as a journalist, famously as the Times correspondent accompanying the British Mount Everest expedition in 1953. She has published some forty books, including Coronation Everest (1958), Venice (1960), Pax Britannica (1968), Heaven's Command (1973), Conundrum (1974), Farewell The Trumpets (1978), Spain (1988), Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere (2001), and a novel, Last Letters from Hav (1985), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Born James Morris, she began a sex change in 1964 and detailed her transition in Conundrum (1974), her first book under her new name, and one of the first autobiographies to discuss a personal gender reassignment.

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