Paul Wilson was born in Macclesfield and took to unusual journeys early in life when, aged two, he fell out of his third-floor bedroom window. He went to King's School, Macclesfield, before reading History and Ancient History at New College, Oxford.
He has lived and worked in North, South and Central America and travelled extensively in Africa, Europe, Asia and Australasia. On his many trips to the Orient he has always maintained his support for Macclesfield Town Football Club, which makes him a true 'Silkman' on the Silk Road.
Paul has been extensively travelling the Silk Road since the 1990s and is now an advisor to the UNWTO's Silk Road Programme. He wrote The Silk Roads published by Trailblazers as the authoritative guidebook to the route.
He is the author of The Alphabet Game, published by Hertfordshire Press, a novel tracing the creation of travel’s ultimate challenge
To date, Paul's play, Shakespeare Tonight, has run in London, Sydney and Edinburgh
Paul now lives in Sydney and is a regular contributor to travel magazines, books and radio shows both there and in the UK.