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The Best American Travel Writing 2009

The Best American Travel Writing 2009
Author: Simon Winchester
ISBN 13: 9780618858668
ISBN 10: 618858660
Edition: 2009 ed.
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 2009-10-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $22.95

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).

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 (OBE) by HM The Queen in 2006.

Jason Wilson is a columnist for the Washington Post s food section, as well as the editor of the online magazine The Smart Set.