The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George (TRAVELER'S TALES)
Wednesday • December 9 • 7pm
U District store
Discussion & Book Signing
One of the most acclaimed and beloved travel writers of all time, Don George has been exploring the world and writing about it for over 40 years. He literally wrote the book on travel writing (Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Writing). And for the first time ever, his poetic and insightful piecesspanning the globe and his lifetimehave been collected in one awe-inspiring volume. In The Way of Wanderlust, George takes us from his climb of Mount Kilimanjaro when he was only 22 to a home-stay in a muddy compound in Cambodia at 61 and everywhere in between. Joining us for a discussion and signing, George will share the new collection and talk about his life of writing and exploration with us.
Don George wrote the book on travel writing, literally. His book, Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Writing, is the best-selling travel writing guide in the world. Don has been a pioneering travel writer and editor for 40 years. He has been the travel editor at the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle, founder and editor of Salon's "Wanderlust" travel site, and global travel editor for Lonely Planet. He is currently an editor at large and columnist for National Geographic Traveler and the editor of BBC Travel's "Words and Wanderlust" section. Don is the cofounder and chairman of the renowned Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference. He has visited 90 countries and has published hundreds of articles in dozens of magazines, newspapers, and websites worldwide. He has also edited ten award-winning literary travel anthologies. He speaks and teaches regularly at conferences and on campuses around the world, and he is frequently interviewed on TV, radio, and online as a travel expert. He lives in Piedmont, CA.