Dan Kieran is a writer, entrepreneur, University Lecturer and speaker.

He is the author (and editor) of fourteen books including the infamous bestseller Crap Towns, The Idle Traveller (Slow Travel in Germany), The Surfboard and the forthcoming Do Start: How to create and run a business (that doesn’t run you), published in April 2023. He is also a travel writer for the Times, the Guardian, The Telegraph and the Observer.

He co-founded Unbound.com, the award-winning publishing platform that he led as CEO for over eleven years, taking the business from an idea on a piece of paper to a global, multi million pound and profitable company that has published books like Letters of Note, The Good Immigrant, Mary Anne Sate, Imbecile, The Wake and Cain’s Jawbone.

Having stepped down as CEO of Unbound in March 2022 to write books again, he remains on the board as a NED and now teaches the entrepreneurial module of the Publishing MA at University College London.

Dan has given talks about his books and entrepreneurial journey at places including the EU Parliament, Google, The Do Lectures, The Canon Future Book Forum in Munich (pictured), Toronto's Book Summit, the London Book Fair, FutureBook, the Hay on Wye Literary Festival, The Graz Fifteen Seconds Festival, The Good Life Experience, The Glastonbury Festival's University of Ideas and Cambridge University.

A popular interviewee, Dan has appeared on a range of UK and European TV shows and radio programmes over the years including BBC Breakfast News, Channel Four News, Sky News, ITV News, the Today Programme and You and Yours on BBC Radio 4, BBC’s The One Show, Newsnight, Radio 2 and FiveLive. He also co-presented a documentary on BBC Radio 4 about a month-long journey across England in a 1957 electric milk float called ‘Three Men In A Float’ for a book of the same name.