Thomas Bird – Harmony Express: Travels by Train Through China
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by Jeremy Bassetti
6M ago
Thomas Bird joins me on the podcast to talk about his book Harmony Express: Travels by Train Through China (Earnshaw Books 2023). We talk about Thomas's new book and his creative journey, the development and history of China's rail network, freelance writing in China in the early 2000s, China's diversity, his advice for "writing for the ages," and more. Purchase Harmony Express by Thomas Bird Support your local bookstore, or purchase his book Harmony Express: Travels by Train Through China from Amazon. More episodes, newsletters, & support Please consider supporting the show with a fe ..read more
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Thomas Swick – Falling Into Place: A Story of Love, Poland, and the Making of a Travel Writer
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by Jeremy Bassetti
6M ago
Thomas Swick joins me on the podcast to talk about his book Falling Into Place: A Story of Love, Poland, and the Making of a Travel Writer (Rowman & Littlefield 2023). Thomas and I chat about Tom’s creative journey, his time in Poland, the evolution of the travel writer as an occupation, the importance of having life experiences for writers, and a lot more.  Purchase Falling into Place by Thomas Swick Support your local bookstore, or purchase Thomas Swick joins me on the podcast to talk about his book Falling Into Place: A Story of Love, Poland, and the Making of a Travel Writer from ..read more
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Jeremy Bassetti Speaks with Ryan Murdock about “The Hill of the Skull”
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by Jeremy Bassetti
8M ago
Toady I’m bringing you a conversation I had with Ryan Murdock for his Personal Landscapes Podcast. He was kind enough to not only chat with me about my book The Hill of the Skull on his podcast, but let me re-broadcast a the conversation here on Travel Writing World. We talk about sacred mountains, anthropology, Bolivia, globalization, pilgrimage, and other topics. If you aren’t subscribed to Ryan’s podcast, I recommend that you do so. Just search for Personal Landscapes in your favorite podcatcher or visit personallandscapespodcast.com. In personal news: The crowdfunding campaign for The Hill ..read more
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“The Hill of the Skull” Book Launch on Kickstarter
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by Jeremy Bassetti
8M ago
A quick update to announce my new photobook memoir The Hill of the Skull launches today on Kickstarter. The campaign runs from September 25 until October 26, 2023. The book features a 7,000-word memoir, around 50 photographs, an afterword by celebrated author Pico Iyer, and a behind-the-scenes dialogue I had with the award-winning British photographer Alys Tomlinson. The book will be available in multiple formats, but the star of the show will be the premium, limited-edition hardcover book. Please support my new book The Hill of the Skull on Kickstarter. Purchase The Hill of the Skull by Jerem ..read more
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Jeff Biggers – In Sardinia
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by Jeremy Bassetti
1y ago
Jeff Biggers joins me on the podcast today, and we’re talking about his new book In Sardinia: An Unexpected Journey in Italy, which is as much a cultural history of the island as it is a travel book. In this wide-reaching conversation, we talk about D. H. Lawrence and the travel literature about the island, Sardinia’s ancient history, a few environmental protection laws as they relate to tourism on the island, travel as a literary framework in writing non-fiction, and much more.  Learn more about Jeff Biggers on his website. Purchase In Sardinia by Jeff Biggers Support your local bookstor ..read more
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Tim Hannigan – The Granite Kingdom
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by Jeremy Bassetti
1y ago
Tim Hannigan is back on the Travel Writing World podcast, this time to talk about his new book The Granite Kingdom: A Cornish Journey, which is a literary and literal journey through Cornwall. In addition to Cornwall’s culture and geography, Tim and I also chat about re-centering maps, identity, walking, slow travel, the Tamar River, the Tim Hannigan method of outlining or structuring books, and other topics.  Purchase The Granite Kingdom by Tim Hannigan Support your local bookstore, or purchase The Granite Kingdom: A Cornish Journey from Amazon. More episodes, newsletters, & support ..read more
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Leon McCarron – Wounded Tigris
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by Jeremy Bassetti
1y ago
Leon McCarron joins me today, and we’re talking about his new book Wounded Tigris: A River Journey through the Cradle of Civilisation (available in the UK on 6 April 2023 and in the USA from 7 November 2023). Leon is an author of several travel books, including The Land Beyond: A Thousand Miles on Foot through the Heart of the Middle East and The Road Headed West. In addition to talking about Leon's new book, we also talk about the the Marsh Arabs, Wilfred Thesiger, the importance of the Tigris River for Iraq, the region, and the globe, and slowing down to make connections in travel books. Con ..read more
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Announcing “The Hill of the Skull”
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by Jeremy Bassetti
1y ago
Hello, everyone. This is episode 101 of the Travel Writing World podcast, and it will be a short one.  In the introduction to episode 99, my recent interview with Pico Iyer, I mentioned that I am taking a break from my normal, fortnightly schedule of interviews in 2023 to focus on a few projects. Well, today I want to announce one of those projects — it is a book called The Hill of the Skull.  The Hill of the Skull is part photobook, part travel book. It will include photos and a narrative focusing on my visit to a sacred hill called the Hill of the Skull, which is a pilgrimage ..read more
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Sara Wheeler and Bill Colegrave
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by Jeremy Bassetti
1y ago
As you’ll remember from the announcement in episode 94, we’re publishing four of Bill Colegrave’s interviews here on Travel Writing World.  Today’s episode is Bill’s last interview, this one with Sara Wheeler. Now, most of you will be familiar with Sara for her books like Terra Incognita and The Magnetic North. And she wrote a biography of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, the author of the now-classic book, The Worst Journey in the World. Sara came on the podcast back in episode 83 to speak about Apsley Cherry-Garrard and his book.  Purchase Terra Incognita by Sara Wheeler If you decide to pur ..read more
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Bill Colegrave and “Scraps of Wool”
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by Jeremy Bassetti
1y ago
Bill Colegrave joins me today to talk about his book Scraps of Wool: A Journey Through the Golden Age of Travel Literature, which is a collection of passages from some of the world’s best-known works of travel literature. As you’ll hear in the interview, Bill recorded interviews with Tony Wheeler, the late Alexander Frater, Sara Wheeler, and Michelle Jana Chan a few years back. And Bill has kindly agreed to broadcast these interviews on Travel Writing World. So, for the next four episodes, we’ll publish Bill’s interviews. Purchase Scraps of Wool by Bill Colegrave If you decide to purchase your ..read more
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