Big thanks to Michael Shapiro for pointing out that Bill Bryson and Pico Iyer have been in the press recently. I’ve been remiss in reading my Google News Alerts so these had passed me by.
Bill Bryson had a short piece in the New York Times called “Essential Reading”.
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TibetNet had a recent interview with Pico.
But if you’re new to the travel writing scene and really want to get an inside peek into these author’s lives, their writing, and why where they live is important to them and their writing—read Michael’s A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives and Inspiration. He interviewed many of the top writers in our trade.