True Stories from the 34 of the World's Best Writers:
Marilyn Abildskov * Blane Bachelor * Natalie Baszile * TC Boyle * Robin Cherry * Bridget Crocker Yulia Denisyuk * Torre Deroche * Rebecca Dinerstein * James Michael Dorsey * Maggie Downs Karen Joy Fowler * Shannon Leone Fowler * Elizabeth George * Bishwanath Ghosh * Jeff Greenwald Jane Hamilton * Pico Iyer * Suzanne Joinson * Carissa Kasper * Porochista Khakpour * Emily Koch Alexander McCall Smith * Laurie Hovell McMillin * Jan Morris * Keija Parssinen * Ann Patchett Francine Prose * Candace Rose Rardon * Mridu Khullar Relph * Anthony Sattin * Tahir Shah Jessica Silber * Robert Twigger
Edited by Don George and published this November, The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology is an all-new collection of great travel writing by 34 authors from across the globe.
"This book represents two milestones for me," Don George writes in his Introduction. "It's the 10th literary anthology I've edited for Lonely Planet, and its publication marks my 40th year as a travel writer and editor."
"To begin this year's literary journey," Don says, "I reached out to a wide range of celebrated essayists, novelists, mystery writers, journalists, and travel writers, asking if they would like to write about a travel experience that had exerted a particularly profound and lasting influence on their lives."
"Humbled and heartened by their enthusiastic response," Don continues, "I posted a call for submissions online, inviting writers around the world to submit tales of travels that had in some way changed their lives."
"From these rich pieces I composed The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology: 34 stories representing a world-spanning spectrum of themes, styles and settings."
Don George is the author of Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Writing and The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George. Don has edited ten Lonely Planet literary anthologies, including The Kindness of Strangers, A Moveable Feast, Better Than Fiction and An Innocent Abroad. Don is Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler and Special Features Editor for BBC Travel. He also edits GeoEx's blog, Wanderlust: Literary Journeys for the Discerning Traveler.
The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology
The Lonely Planet
Author: Don George