Archive for June, 2015

Vizcachas Basin, Patagonia

Vizcachas Basin, Patagonia
Kindly contributed by writer and photographer Macduff Everton from his book Patagonia, La Ultima Esperanza, in which his spectacular photographs are paired with the meditative prose of book artist Mary Heebner to present a portrait of a lesser-known, but sublimely beautiful region of Patagonia: Chile’s Last Hope Province. Everton has also written extensively on contemporary Maya
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Interview with Carol Devine & Wendy Trusler

Interview with Carol Devine & Wendy Trusler
Of interest to armchair travelers, environmentalists, adventurers and foodies alike, The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning is an absorbing chronicle of a 55-person environmental cleanup expedition in Bellingshausen, Antarctica. The two authors, Carol Devine, who organized the trip, and expedition chef Wendy Trusler, share the rich experiences and creative thought that went into their
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Victus: The Fall of Barcelona

Victus: The Fall of Barcelona
The delicate art of historical fiction breathes life into history and shows its relevance to the present. In his newest novel Victus: The Fall of Barcelona, Catalan author Albert Sanchez Pinol keeps the fires of the past burning by narrating the end of the nation of Catalonia. His engrossing story is a unique backdrop for
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In Memoriam: James Salter

In Memoriam: James Salter
“Travel writing is something you do for the money, not a lot of money, but the working conditions can be pleasant,” reads the verbose subtitle of James Salter’s There and Then, a collection of sketches and essays that cover 20 years of the novelist’s peripatetic life, particularly his extended time hiking and skiing in the
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