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The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites . A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected and most popular of its kind.
"The Best American Travel Writing 2011" includes
Andre Aciman, Christopher Buckley, Maureen Dowd,
Verlyn Klinkenborg, Ariel Levy, Tea Obreht, Annie Proulx,
Gary Shteyngart, William T. Vollmann,
Emily Witt, and others.
About the Author
SLOANE CROSLEY is the author of two essay collections, How Did You Get This Number and the New York Times bestseller I Was Told There d Be Cake, which was shortlisted for the Thurber Prize, named one of Amazon.com s best books of the year, and optioned for a series by HBO. Previously, Crosley was a publicist at Vintage Books, a weekly columnist for The Independent (UK) and an adjunct professor in Columbia University s Master of Fine Arts program. Her essays have appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and the Library of America s 50 Funniest American Writers According to Andy Borowitz. Crosley is a regular contributor to GQ, Elle and NPR. She has also written cover stories and features for Salon, Spin, Bon Appetit, Vogue, Esquire, Playboy and AFAR.
Jason Wilson is emeritus professor of Latin American literature at the University College London. He is the author of "Octavio Paz: A Study of His Poetics", "An A-Z of Modern Latin American Literature in English Translation", and "Buenos Aires: A Cultural and Literary Companion".
"[Crosley's] selections succeed in piquing the armchair traveler’s wanderlust."