Best American Travel Writing 2015

David Locke Hall
November 16 at 7:00pm

The Best American Travel Writing 2015

Editor Andrew McCarthy
Contributors David Farley, Iris Smyles, and Tony Perrottet
A far-ranging collection of the best travel writing published in 2014, selected by guest editor Andrew McCarthy, a New York Times best-selling author. The Best American Travel Writing consistently includes a wide variety of pieces, illuminating the wonder, humor, fear, and exhilaration that greets us all when we embark on a journey. Readers know that there is simply no better place to find great travel writing.

David Farley is the author of An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church’s Strangest Relic in Italy’s Oddest Town, which most recently became a documentary by the National Geographic Channel. He’s a contributing writer at AFAR and also writes regularly for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Bon Appetit, among other publications. Farley teaches writing at New York University. Find him online at  

Iris Smyles’ stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the New York Observer, BOMB, and other publications. She has written two books of fiction: Iris Has Free Time and the forthcoming Dating Tips for the Unemployed. She lives in New York and Greece. Visit her online at  

Raised in Australia and a denizen of the East Village of Manhattan for many years, Tony Perrottet is a contributing writer at Smithsonian and a regular at the New York Times, WSJ Magazine, and other publications. He is author of five books, most recently Napoleon’s Privates:2,500 Years of History Unzipped and The Sinner’s Grand Tour: A Journey Through the Historical Underbelly of Europe. He is currently working on a book about adventurers in 1930s China. This is his sixth appearance in the Best American Travel Writing series.

Andrew McCarthy, guest editor, is the author of the New York Times best-selling travel memoir The Longest Way Home. He has served as an editor at large at National Geographic Traveler and has been named travel journalist of the year by the Society of American Travel Writers. He is also an actor and director.
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