Meet the Founders 2021

Meet the Founders


Kia Abdullah is an author and travel writer from London. Her novel Take It Back was named one of the best thrillers of the year by The Guardian and Telegraph. The follow-up, Truth Be Told, is out now (Sep 2020, HarperCollins).

Kia has written for The New York TimesThe GuardianThe Telegraph and The Times. Prior to Atlas & Boots, she worked for two years at Penguin Random House as product manager of, helping to grow readership to over a million users per month.


Peter Watson is a writer, photographer and adventurer. His work has been featured by BBC Travel, Lonely Planet, The Guardian, Outside Magazine, Cicerone Guides, Rough Guides and Wanderlust.

He’s visited over 80 countries and has scaled the highest mountains in Africa, Europe and South America. He is currently focused on completing the seven summits – the highest mountain on every continent.