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 speak, here are a few dates and places to try:

March 28 Lecture, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia
April 4 Glen and Julie Flynn Lecture, Brown University Providence, Rhode Island
April 17 Public Interview by Kurt Andersen, Live at the NYPL New York, New York
April 18 Reading, University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa
April 24 Reading, Labyrinth Books Princeton, New Jersey
May 3 Reading, Books & Books Coral Gables, Florida
May 5 Talk Toronto, Canada
May 8 Reading with Peter Hessler, 92nd Street Y New York New York
May 9 Reading, Brookline Booksmith Brookline, Massachusetts
May 14 Reading, Diesel Books Brentwood, California
May 16 Conversation with Andrew Solomon, UCSB Santa Barbara, California
May 17 Reading, Kepler’s Books Palo Alto, California
May 18 Reading, San Francisco Zen City Center San Francisco, California
May 19 Public inerview by Jenara Nerenberg, International House Berkeley, California
May 20 Public interview by Don George, Book Passage Corte Madera, California
May 21 Reading, Powell’s Books Portland, Oregon
May 23 Public interview by Diane Durston, Japanese Garden Portland, Oregon
May 25 Reading, Seattle Art Museum Seattle, Washington
May 29 Reading, Vroman’s Books Pasadena, California
June 14-15 Conversations, Jaipur Festival at the British Museum London, England
June 17 Presentation, 5 X 15 London, England
June 19 Conversation, John Gordon “How to” series London, England
June 21-23 Conversations, Jaipur Festival in Belfast Belfast, Northern Ireland
June 30 Reading, Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara, California
July 5-7 Conversations, Indian Summer Fest Vancouver, Canada
July 6 Lecture and workshop for Hollyhock Vancouver, Canada
July 21-25 TED Summit Edinburgh, Scotland
August 28-Sept. 2, 2019 Telluride Film Festival Telluride, Colorado
September 11-21 2019 Berlin Literature Festival Berlin, Germany
October 10 Public interview by Dan Stone, City Arts and Lectures San Francisco, California
October 12 Conversation, Southern Festival of Books Nashville, Tennessee
October 16 Reading, Dallas Museum of Art Dallas, Texas
October 19 Reading, Politics & Prose Washington. D.C.
November 9-10 Singapore Writers’ Festival Singapore
June 4-8 Workshop with Abbess Furyu Schroeder, Tassajara Carmel, California

Many more engagements are currently in the works.

“A Land Apart”—a short essay on why Japan is the Destination of 2019, in Travel & Leisure, December 2018.

“Home, Sweet, Temporary Home”—an essay on Tenzing Dakpa’s series of photographs, “The Hotel,” for Aperture magazine, Winter 2018.

“The Reel World”—a short essay on seeing movies around the world for Airbnb Magazine, January 2019.

“In the Realm of the Gods”—an essay on traveling around Greece for the New York Times T Magazine, April 2019

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