Bill Bryson Wins the Decartes Prize

Our hero Bill takes a top prize for his non-travel book. A Short History of Nearly Everything is still about our world, our planet, and all things global—in a sense—but should we take a hint that real book sales and recognition are not in travel at all, but in books […]

Bill Bryson and Pico Iyer

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”. TibetNet […]

Book Passage: Day 1

Lets give a friendly hello to all the new writers coming to Written Road from the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference. If you want to get straight to submissions guidelines, head on over to the Categories on the right side of the page and click Market Leads. There’s […]

Wil Wheaton the Writer

Last night I heard Wil Wheaton give a banquet speech to a roomful of poker enthusiasts at the Las Vegas Club in downtown Vegas. It was the final night in a series of days at The Plaza that seemed a lot like summer camp for a group of players that […]

Anne Lamott is Blogging

Hey all you Anne Lamott fans….she’s blogging! She’s writing for TPM Cafe: Politics, Ideas, and Lots of Caffeine. So far her posts have been coming in roughly once a week. Would you believe she feels out of place? Here’s an excerpt from her first post. “I was so honored when […]

Marybeth Bond and Safety Travel Tips

Marybeth Bond will be on the Fox Network News Channel tomorrow, Saturday June 11th between 3:40-3:48pm EST to talk about safety tips for women traveling aboard. The segment is about the American missing in Aruba. You probably know Marybeth from her several women’s titles via Travelers’ Tales. She is the […]

Bill Bryson’s New Book

It doesn’t matter what topic he’s writing about, we can’t get enough of Bill, can we? According to Ireland Online, Bill Bryson is not only staying in Britain for good, but also coming out with another new book. The next one, will be about growing up in 1950s America. Due […]

Bookmark Now with Kevin Smokler

Hey, we’re going to be a part of another Virtual Book Tour! Kevin Smokler, creator of the VBTs and who runs them for other authors and publishers, will be the star this time around. That’s right, Kevin is out with his own book, Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times. Please […]

Interview with Michael Shapiro

Michael Shapiro, the author of A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives and Inspiration, was recently interviewed on KPBS. You can listen to the 15 minute interview right on their website. Michael is really putting out a great effort on the marketing front. He’s done […]

Halliday Hopper Reading

The Job Hopper tour comes to Baltimore tonight! You may recall Jen’s post about Ayun’s latest book. I’ll be picking up my own copy in person this evening at Atomics Books (recently featured by The Book Standard.) I hope to snag one of these snazzy posters created for the event. […]