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Reading: Best American Travel Writing

January 12th at 7:00pm

The Best American Travel Writing 2014

Contributors Tony Perrottet, Andrew McCarthy and Julia Cooke
THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2014 is a far-ranging collection of the best travel writing pieces published in 2014, collected by guest editor Paul Theroux. The Best American Travel Writing consistently includes a wide variety of pieces, illuminating the wonder, humor, fear, and exhilaration that greets all of us when we embark on a journey to a new place.

"Travel connoisseurs divide the world into those places they've been dying to visit or revisit and places they'd never set foot in but are glad someone else did. This year's volume of travel writing . . . focuses mostly on the latter with derring-do dispatches." - USA Today

"Will gratify both armchair travelers and the most seasoned and fearless thrill-seekers...refreshingly original stories, alternately humorous, nostalgic, exhilarating and horrifying...A thrilling, surprising collection—one of the best in the series." - Kirkus  
Tony Perrottet was born in Australia and was a denizen of the East Village of Manhattan for many years. He is a contributing writer at Smithsonian magazine and a regular at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and other publications. He is the 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 travel in ancient China.  
photo credit Tony Perrottet 
Andrew McCarthy is the author of the New York Times best-selling travel memoir The Longest Way Home. He is an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler. He has written for the New York Times, The Atlantic, and numerous other publications. McCarthy is also an actor and director.
photo credit Andrew McCarthy
Julia Cooke is the author of The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba (2014). She is a frequent contributor to VQR and Condé Nast Traveler, and her writing has also appeared in Guernica, Departures, Metropolis, and the Village Voice, among others. She has lived in Mexico City and Havana and now calls New York City, where she teaches at the New School, home. 
photo credit Patrick Proctor
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