LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Don George, author of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing, editor of
Better than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers, and more!
Monday, February 3rd, 2014 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||
This month our speaker is noted travel writer and editor Don George, who recently released the latest edition of his highly acclaimed Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing. He has also edited several Lonely Planet anthologies.
Don has made his living as a travel writer and editor virtually since college. His first real job was as a travel writer for the San Francisco Examiner. From there he moved on to a short stint as an editor at the Examiner’s Sunday magazine, then he became the travel editor for the Examiner & Chronicle for nine years.
When the allures of cyberspace became irresistible, Don joined Salon.com and founded their groundbreaking travel site, Wanderlust. Then he moved on to become Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications. After an exhilarating ride there, he is now Editor at Large and Book Review Columnist for National Geographic Traveler magazine, Special Features Editor and Blogger for Gadling.com, and Editor of Geographic Expedition’s online magazine, Wanderlust: Literary Journeys for the Discerning Traveler.
Don is also the author of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing, now in its third update (published in September, 2013). He has also edited nine literary travel anthologies, including A Moveable Feast, The Kindness of Strangers, By the Seat of My Pants, Tales from Nowhere, and most recently, Better Than Fiction. He has received dozens of awards for his writing and editing, including the Society of American Travel Writers’ Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year Award.
Don co-founded and chairs the annual Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference. He has a wealth of information to share about the travel writer’s and editor’s life and about the literary life in general.