Reading: Best American Travel Writing 2016

David Locke Hall
The Best American Travel Writing 2016

Contributors Alice Gregory, Mitch Moxley and Patricia Marx
With Jason Wilson, Series Editor

Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00pm
A far-ranging collection of the best travel writing pieces published in 2015, collected by guest editor best-selling author Bill Bryson. 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. Each volume promises to “gratify both armchair travelers and the most seasoned and fearless thrill-seekers . . . [with] refreshingly original stories, alternately humorous, nostalgic, exhilarating and horrifying” (Kirkus Reviews). When readers look for top-notch travel writing, they know there is simply no other option.

“The stories are all beautifully written.” —USA Today

Alice Gregory is a contributing editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine and a columnist for The New York Times Book Review. She lives in New York and has contributed to many publications including The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and n+1. 
Mitch Moxley has written for GQ, The Atlantic, Grantland, Playboy, The Atavist Magazine, and other publications, and he is an editor at Roads & Kingdoms, an online journal of foreign correspondence. He is the author of Apologies to My Censor: The High and Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China, about the six years he lived in Beijing.
Patricia Marx is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a former writer for Saturday Night Live and Rugrats. Her most recent book is Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain my Mental Faculties. She teaches at Columbia University and Stony Brook University. She was the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon and in 2015 received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her children’s book Now Everybody Really Hates Me was the first and only winner of the Friedrich Medal, an award made up by Patty and named after her air-conditioner. She can take a baked potato out of the oven with her bare hand.
Jason Wilson, The Best American Travel Writing series editor, is the author of Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits and the digital wine series Planet of the Grapes. He has written for the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Daily News, and many other publications. He is the founding editor of The Smart Set and Table Matters.
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