Dervla Murphy was born in Lismore, Co Waterford, in 1931.
Her published works include Full Tilt. Ireland to India with a Bicycle (London, John Murray 1965); Tibetan Foothold (John Murray, 1966); The Waiting Land: A Spell in Nepal (London, John Murray/New York, Trans Atlantic Arts, 1967); In Ethiopia with a Mule (John Murray, 1968); On a Shoestring to Coorg: an experience of Southern India (John Murray; 1976); Where the Indus Is Young: A Winter in Baltistan (John Murray, 1977); A Place Apart (John Murray, 1978); Wheels Within Wheels (Autobiography, John Murray, 1979/Wheels Within Wheels: Unraveling an Irish Past, New Haven, Ticknor & Fields, 1980); Eight Feet in the Andes (John Murray, 1983); Muddling Through in Madagascar (John Murray, 1985); Cameroon with Egbert (John Murray, 1989); Transylvania and Beyond (John Murray/Woodstock, New York, Overlook Press, 1992); The Ukimwi Road. From Kenya to Zimbabwe (John Murray, 1993); South from the Limpopo: Travels Through South Africa (John Murray, 1997); Visiting Rwanda (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 1998); One Foot in Laos (John Murray, 1999); Through the Embers of Chaos: Balkan Journeys (John Murray, 2003); The Island That Dared: Journeys in Cuba (London, Eland, 2010); and A Month by the Sea: Encounters in Gaza (Eland, 2013).
She has also published a pamphlet, Changing the Problem: Post-Forum Reflections (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 1984).
When she isn’t travelling, she lives in Lismore.
Dervla Murphy’s website
Dervla Murphy at The National Library of Ireland