I’m more than a little surprised to find myself in this box: my idea of NEWS is something that happened in 1848, and I think there are better things to advertise and take notice of than my tiny doings or scribbles.

But now that DDB Singapore has brought me into the 20th century – with every sign of coaxing me into the 21st – I’m happy to welcome anyone who’s interested to this space, where we may now and then post something that’s not easily found elsewhere, a video clip from our recent journeys or something that might be of interest to anyone who’s traveled as far as this unexpected corner.

Thank you for your time and attention, and if you’re irritated by something here, please blame the brilliant designers of these pages. Without them, I’d still be in some black hole!

If you’re interested in hearing Pico Iyer talk, mostly in connection with his new book, The Man Within My Head, here are a few dates and places to try:

January 10-13 Key West Literary Seminar: “Writers on Writers”

Key West, Florida

January 24-28 Jaipur Writers’ Festival

Jaipur, India

January 30-31 Kolkata Writers’ Festival

Kolkata, India

March 1-3 Japan International Literary Festival

Tokyo, Japan

March 22-23 Families in Global Transition annual conference

Silver Spring, Maryland

April 2 Carnegie Mellon University,

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 4 Master’s Tea, Davenport House Yale University
April 8-13 Distinguished Presidential Fellow, Chapman University

Orange, California

April 11 Conversation with Amy Wilentz on Creative Non-Fiction

University of California, Irvine, California

April 15-19 Golo Mann Distinguished Visiting Lecturer

Claremont College, Claremony, California

April 20-21 Los Angeles Festival of Books,

Los Angeles, California

May 13 Conversation with Jim Doty, CCARE program, Stanford

Palo Alto, California

May 14-17 New Camadoli 1000-Year Celebration and Gathering

Carmel, California

January 2015 KeyWest Literary Seminar: “Literature and the Spirit”

Key West, Florida

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

Scroll to top