I write with the belief that clarity is cardinal, pleasure is a perfectly proportioned paragraph, and the little details are usually where the big picture hides.
— Tom O'Malley

Tom O’Malley is a writer living in Beijing. He specialises in travel, food, lifestyle journalism and China / East Asia. He writes guidebooks for Lonely Planet, and has recently researched and written Japan (16th edition) and Hong Kong (18th edition) guides.

He also works for a number of five star hotel clients, including Shangri-La Hotels, Rosewood Hotels, Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott, and his stories have been published in a weird variety of places, from BBC to Playboy Germany.

Leaving London for China in 2008, Tom swapped a Financial Crisis for nine percent GDP growth, beans on toast for zhajiang mian, and Typhoo tea bags for tieguanyin.

In his free time, you might find him wandering the wild watchtowers high up in Beijing’s northern mountains. Or more likely, at this craft beer bar.

All photos the work and © of Tom O'Malley (apart from this one, which is by Liz Phung).