"There are a lot of ways to stay safe as a writer: by not writing, by writing to no one, by writing to a single admirer, by challenging the judgment of those with the power to judge, by not putting much effort into your work. 'It’s hard,' Zink writes in 'The Wallcreeper,' 'trying to
The Best American Travel Writing, which highlights the best travel stories from the previous full year, arrives in bookstores and on tablets this week. The 2014 edition is edited by Paul Theroux, who has selected some outstanding reads from a variety of print and online publications. Here are few that you can read online right
Does your community have a Little Free Library yet? These have been sprouting up around my county lately and I am really impressed with the concept. Take a book, add a book. It feels like finding lost treasure. The first LFL I saw was focused on children's books, which was excellent because I was at
A quick look at The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty. Zoe, the protagonist, is a travel writer.
Robert MacFarlane's "The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot" is one of the New York Times' 10 Best Books of 2012 and an ideal gift idea for lovers of travel literature.
The Best American Travel Writing 2012 is out. I started writing about travel just a few years shy of the debut, 12 years ago, of this annual series of the best travel stories from American publications. For most of the last dozen years, I have treated myself to the BATW, usually at Christmas time. It's a professional
Update Attention Readers: This post is severely out of date! It refers to the original Kindle, which I did, indeed, return. Three years later, I have purchased an 8GB, 7" Kindle Fire (primarily for my son). A review of that gadget is possibly forthcoming; I will not be returning it. If you'd like to know