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Back to The Beach: A Lost Interview with Alex Garland

Twenty years ago, Frank Bures chatted with a young Alex Garland about his travel novel, The Beach. Bures recently unearthed the interview—a time capsule from the dawn of global backpacking.

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Writer Spotlight: Pico Iyer

  • Why We Travel

    Travel Stories:  In a classic essay, Pico Iyer explores the reasons we leave our beliefs and certainties at home to see the world with open eyes

  • The Photographer and the Philosopher

    Travel Books:  Pico Iyer on Jan Morris and V.S. Naipaul, two “master portraitists” of place

  • Lover’s Moon

    Travel Stories:  Pico Iyer on the power of travel to make a forgettable Glenn Frey song last forever

  • The Perfect Traveler

    Travel Books:  Pico Iyer on the author who steals into so much of the travel writing we enjoy


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