Travel writer and trans pioneer Jan Morris dies aged 94

LONDON — British travel writer and transgender pioneer Jan Morris, who as a journalist broke the 1953 news of Edmund Hillary’s conquest of Everest, has died at the age of 94.

“This morning at 11.40 at Ysbyty Bryn Beryl, on the Llyn, the author and traveller Jan Morris began her greatest journey. She leaves behind on the shore her life-long partner, Elizabeth,” her son Twm Morys said in a statement on Friday.

Morris, who first published under the name James, switched to Jan after undergoing gender reassignment in 1972 and was the author of more than three dozen books.

She ranked highly among travel writers, with Publishers Weekly once calling her “one of the most admired an…

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