Chris Deliso is an American author, travel writer, media consultant and online media developer. A longtime resident of the Republic of Macedonia, he directs the Balkan-interest news and analysis website www.balkanalysis.com
, one of the most respected sources of independent information on the region today. As a freelance writer he has contributed since 2001 to numerous newspapers and magazines in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, as well as other European countries, and is also a correspondent on Macedonian politics and Balkan security topics for the Economist Intelligence Unit and Jane’s Intelligence Weekly, respectively.
Chris is also the co-author of numerous recent publications from Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com
), the largest and most influential travel publisher in the world. These books include bestselling guidebooks to Greece, the Greek Islands, Bulgaria, Western Balkans and Eastern Europe, with special coverage of Macedonia for the final two. However, Chris is arguably best known to Macedonian audiences for his travelogue Hidden Macedonia (Haus Publishing, London, 2007, translated as Skriena Makedonija in 2008).
Chris has lived and traveled in several Balkan and Mediterranean countries since achieving an MPhil with Honours in Byzantine Studies from Oxford University in 1999. In addition, he has intermediate knowledge of the Greek and Macedonian languages. His personal website, with further publishing information, background details and media citations, is www.chrisdeliso.com