Julia Buckley is an author, journalist and translator. She has lived in Italy, London and Las Vegas, and now works from Cornwall, where she grew up. She read Modern Languages at Oxford before joining the launch team at thelondonpaper, where she spent three years as features writer and then commissioning editor, doing everything from getting arraigned by the police for stalking Barack Obama to trialling a now illegal injectable boob job. She currently writes travel features for most of the nationals, has a monthly column for National Geographic Traveller, and is assistant editor at Condé Nast’s HotelChatter.