Archive for June, 2014

Seed of the Future

Seed of the Future
Happy Birthday, Yosemite! On June 30, 1864, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act to promote a peaceful respite for Americans. The act would protect and preserve the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias over the next 150 years. The gorgeous, large-format book Seed
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Iceland’s Ring Road

Iceland’s Ring Road
Assistant Editor Ashley Bergman spent a week traveling Iceland’s Ring Road in early June, where she found a favorite spot among the sheep, protector trolls and literary characters of the country’s striking landscape.   When my friend told me you could drive around the entire country of Iceland in less than 24 hours, I said
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The Interior Circuit

The Interior Circuit
Francisco Goldman is an award-winning journalist and novelist whose best work has been born out of his intimate relationship with Latin America and its literature. Goldman, whose mother was Guatemalan, spent many years covering wars in Central America and set his first novel in Guatemala. When his young wife, Aura, a Mexican creative writing student,
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Dolman Travel Award: Short List

Dolman Travel Award: Short List
The short list for Britain’s 2014 Dolman Travel Book Award contains one posthumous publication (The Broken Road), two books about Russia (The Last Man in Russia and Consolations of the Forest) and three books whose authors explore a past era through the travels of the Beats, six Englishwomen and the Romans (American Smoke, O My
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