A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk about Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration (Paperback)

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By Michael Shapiro (With)
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Great writers inspire readers to head out in search of foreign sunsets, but in this instance, they inspired travel writer Michael Shapiro to head out for the great writers themselves. A Sense of Place is one writer's journey to visit all the heroes who have motivated him — to pack a pen and toothbrush, to find out where they live, why they chose the place, and how it influences their writing. In each scene, readers, writers, and travelers are given a glimpse of the locale and surroundings of the writer: Simon Winchester's Massachusetts, Redmond O'Hanlon's London, Jan Morris's Wales, or Frances Mayes's Tuscany. But then it's left up to the writers themselves to situate the reader and describe their lives, their craft, and their remarkable world, which they do with living room intimacy. The result is engaging, illuminating, and transporting for writers and travelers alike.

About the Author


Shapiro is a writer who has bicycled through Cuba for the Washington Post, celebrated Holy Week in Guatemala for the Dallas Morning News, and floated down the Mekong River on a Laotian cargo barge for an online magazine. For four years Shapiro wrote a column for the San Francisco Chronicle travel section.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781932361087
ISBN-10: 1932361081
Publisher: Travelers' Tales Guides
Publication Date: August 10th, 2004
Pages: 378
Language: English
Series: Travelers' Tales Guides