LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: David Downie, author of Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James
Whether you are worldly, unworldly, other-worldly or out-of-this-worldly, you won’t want to miss our May Literary Salon.
Renowned travel writer David Downie will share the tools of his trade with us. David has written extensively about world travel and Paris in particular, with books like Paris, Paris: Journey to the City of Light, Paris City of Night, and his most recent Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James. He’ll talk about travel, travel writing and Paris and answer questions about exploring a place or a passion and writing about it. Trust us, there can be no better guide through those topics. Time spent with David is always an adventure.
David Downie is a native San Franciscan who moved to Paris in the mid-1980s and divides his time between France and Italy. His travel, food and arts features have appeared in over 50 leading print publications worldwide. He is currently a European contributor to the Internet’s popular literary travel website Gadling.com, and co-owner and operator (with Alison Harris) of Paris, Paris Tours (custom walking tours of Paris, Burgundy, Rome & the Italian Riviera).
Downie is the author of ten nonfiction books and two thrillers. His latest book is Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James (April 2013). His nonfiction includes Enchanted Liguria: A Celebration of the Culture, Lifestyle and Food of the Italian Riviera; Cooking the Roman Way: Authentic Recipes from the Home Cooks and Trattorias of Rome (now also an e-book); and Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light, a critically acclaimed collection of travel essays. Downie’s latest food-and-wine-related books are Food Wine The Italian Riviera & Genoa, Food Wine Rome, and Food Wine Burgundy. Another recent title is Quiet Corners of Rome, a loving exploration of The Eternal City, with striking photos by Alison Harris.