Look what arrived in the mail: Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing Volume 11!
For years, I’ve been inspired by stories in the Best Travel Writing compilations. I’ve found the stories engaging, moving, insightful, entertaining, hilarious, or some delicious combination thereof.
This inspired reader is now also a stoked contributor. My story narrating a quest to replace a Panamanian hat appears in Volume 11. In the introduction, Rolf Potts describes my quest as “quixotic.” I cannot disagree.
I’m thrilled to appear in the same pages as Amy Butcher, James Dorsey, Christina Ammon, Thomas Swick, Mara Gorman, Marcia DeSanctis, Kimberley Lovato, Erin Byrne, Jill K Robinson, Don George, Keith Skinner, and other talented storytellers. You can check out the introduction here: http://travelerstales.com/best-travel-writing-volume-11/
For those in the Bay Area who want to hear some of the stories read by the contributors on Thursday, October 6, head over to Hotel Rex (562 Sutter St., San Francisco). I cannot make the reading, but if you go, you can say hi to Christina Ammon, Keith Skinner, James Dorsey, and editor Larry Habegger.
…and there is more:
In late August, Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco, edited by Erin Byrne, was released. Already praised by Tim Cahill as “a recommended read, unless you’re going there in the near future, it which case it is mandatory,” contains stories by Michael Chabon, Paul Bowles, Suzanna Clarke, James Dorsey, Rolf Potts, and yours truly. In the piece I contributed, I reflect on the array of emotions my 2002 journey to Morocco had invoked–an eye-opening cocktail of shock, warmth, and delight.