Better Than Fiction ($15.99) features 32 of the world’s best fiction writers, describing their most meaningful real-life journeys. Edited by Don George, this anthology of personal stories includes tales by Joyce Carol Oates, DBC Pierre, Tea Obreht, Keri Hulme, Alexander McCall Smith, Isabel Allende, Kurt Anderson, Chris Pavone, and Joe Yogerst.
Don George has edited five previous Lonely Planet literary anthologies. He also wrote the Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing and served as global travel editor for Lonely Planet, travel editor at both the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner and is also founder and editor of Salon.com’s ‘Wanderlust.’ He is the cofounder and chairman of the annual Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference.
Isabel Allende is the author of many internationally acclaimed novels, including House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia, and Daughter of Fortune. She has written three memoirs, including My Invented Country, Paula, and The Sum of Our Days, as well as a trilogy of children’s novels. Her books have been translated into more than 27 languages.
Joe Yogerst is a veteran travel writer and contributor to several guidebooks, including Traveler's Companion to Argentina, Honeymoon Chic, and Indian Ocean Chic. In addition he regularly blogs and reports for travel magazines, the likes of Condé Nast Traveler, Islands, and Travel + Leisure.