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[Genius Loci] September 2022

1 September 2022

Friends: I am home now and just concluded my “pop-up” photography newsletter 30 Days in the Andes. What an absolute joy it was to receive all your notes as I bumbled through Bolivia and Peru. Though the newsletter officially ended yesterday morning, there will be a few lengthy “post-mortem” emails coming in the next few days. Stay tuned!

Sorry for the delay in publishing this month’s newsletter. I arrived home later than expected and haven’t touched a computer for the last month.

Now, onto what you came for:

Last month we published

※ A pop-up newsletter called 30 Days in the Andes
※ A podcast with Mary Novakovich about Croatia on Travel Writing World
※ A podcast with Jennifer Barclay about Greece on Travel Writing World
※ An author profile of Shafik Meghji on Travel Writing World
※ A “postcard” from Potosí, Bolivia on my website

🎂 Eland celebrates 40 years of publishing with an event, 29 Sept 2022 in London. Contact Eland to RSVP.

🏖 On Deskbound Traveller, Michael Kerr writes about on what’s new in travel and place writing, notes forthcoming travel/place/nature book titles, and updates us with information about Iain Sinclair’s work.

↪️ Rolf Potts speaks with Karen Pszonka about working in Antarctica and reads the introduction to his new book on his podcast Deviate.

🚨 Dan Richards chats with Rick Steves about Kerouac and outposts in the latter’s podcast.

👂 Jo Frances Penn speaks with Nora Dunn about digital nomadism and with Kevin Donahue about pilgrimage on her Books and Travel Podcast.

📚 Michelle Jana Chan speaks with Winnie Li about sexual assault and returning to travel on her podcast The Wandering Book Collector.

📝 Colin Thubron appears on the Always Take Notes podcast.

📚 Stanford’s podcast publishes the launch of John Murray Journeys with Nick Hunt, Taran Khan, Caroline Eden, and William Atkins.

🍿 Watch the Travel Session at Jaipur Literature Festival via YouTube.

🗣 Travel Writer Eva Holland is profiled on Rolf Potts’ blog.

🗺 Stanford’s book of the month is Erika Fatland’s High: A Journey Across the Himalayas Through Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal and China. The bookstore also has a few in-person author talks scheduled for this month.

🗺 Stanfords posted a few extracts of new travel books on their blog.

🥇 Solas Travel Writing Awards are accepting submissions for several categories.

🖊 The Story of Two Lost Fountain Pens.

🇮🇪 J. R. Patterson writes about his road trip through Yeats country in County Sligo, Ireland.

🎖 The Travel Media Awards finalists for 2022 have been announced.

✍️ 7 Questions to Reboot a Nonfiction Book You’ve Been Writing Forever.

🏛️ “Colonial charm” – the cliche that hides the ugly history of many popular cities.

📖 Traveling this summer? Here are book picks for all 50 states (and then some).

📕 The best travel books of 2022 (so far), via Wanderlust.

📚 12 Books to Help You Love Reading Again, via The Atlantic.

🪦 David McCullough, master chronicler of American history, dies at 89.

💐 Author Salman Rushdie stabbed in the neck while making speech in New York.

🏫 Take a page from this bookish traveler: Visit the local library.

🇮🇹 Frances Mayes Admires Travel Writers, With One Big Exception.

🥾 Alfred Wainwright’s coast-to-coast walk to become a National Trail.

🪒 The Most Powerful Decision Making Razors.

🚶 On the Link Between Great Thinking and Obsessive Walking.

💰 This Twitter thread brings us back down to earth when we think about how money much authors earn

🗣 Don’t Fall for These 5 Writing Myths That Can Set Back Your Writing.

🏝 Where the wild things are: Alys Tomlinson’s portraits of island traditions.

🎨 Henry Miller on the Secret to Growth, in Art and in Life.

📸 On Steve McCurry’s blog: Our Daily Bread.

🇭🇺 Reckoning with Memories of Budapest.

🇺🇸 Cold-Plunging with Maine’s “Ice Mermaids.”

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