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!
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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