Ferne Arfin

Ferne Arfin
Ferne Arfin.  Ferne ARfin



M.A., Creative Writing, University of East Anglia

B.S., Journalism, Syracuse University


  • Began covering travel in 2000 after moving to Europe from her native New York
  • Bylines in The Sunday Telegraph in London, The Los Angeles Times, and The Christian Science Monitor. 
  • Author of Adventure Guide to Provence and a contributor to numerous guidebooks and anthologies


Ferne Arfin has been a writer and journalist all her working life, starting out as a newspaper reporter in Boston. Her travel writing has appeared in The Sunday Telegraph in London, The Los Angeles Times, and The Christian Science Monitor. 

She has contributed to guidebooks about London published by Fodors and Avalon Books, and her chapter on London and the Knights Templar is part of Fodor's Guide to the DaVinci Code. Her travel writing has also been anthologized in Traveler's Tales: A Woman's Europe. 

Ferne also writes short fiction. The Literary Review, the Arkansas Review and Wild Card: The Second Virago Anthology of Writing Women are among the the publications that have published her stories.

In an unusual element to her experience, Ferne taught journalism and creative writing in British prisons and coordinated a prison journalism qualification accredited by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Ferne is a member of the NUJ, British Guild of Travel Writers, and the Society of Authors.


Ferne is a graduate of Syracuse University, where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from the Newhouse School of Communication and was admitted to the honorary society Women in Journalism.

She also earned a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.

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