The Best American Travel Writing 2009

Overview

Acclaimed writer Simon Winchester brings his keen literary eye to this year's volume of the finest travel writing from the past year. "Full of insights, humor, the exotic and distant, and the ordinary and near" (Library Journal) this collection finds  "a perfect mix of exotic locale and elegant prose" (Publishers Weekly).

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Overview

Acclaimed writer Simon Winchester brings his keen literary eye to this year's volume of the finest travel writing from the past year. "Full of insights, humor, the exotic and distant, and the ordinary and near" (Library Journal) this collection finds  "a perfect mix of exotic locale and elegant prose" (Publishers Weekly).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618858668
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/8/2009
  • Series: Best American Travel Writing Series
  • Pages: 351
  • Sales rank: 802,146
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

JASON WILSON is the drinks columnist at the Washington Post, the series editor of The Smart Set , and the author of Boozehound: On The Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated . He teaches at Drexel University.

Simon Winchester 's many books include The Professor and the Madman , The Map That Changed the World , Krakatoa , and A Crack in the Edge of the World . Each of these has been a New York Times bestseller and has appeared on numerous best and notable lists. Mr. Winchester was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in 2006.

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