A5 TOP PICK - THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING
The Best American Travel Writing is a long-running series dedicated to exactly what the title says - an annual collection of the best of travel articles and essays from American writers. Each year a notable author acts as the final editor, choosing from hundreds of great pieces. The editor for the 2020 version is Robert Macfarlane, a prolific writer known for his bestselling books about landscape, nature and place including Underland: A Deep Time Journey. Previous editors include noted travel writers like Bill Bryson, Paul Theroux, Ian Frazier, Pico Iyer, Tim Cahill, Frances May, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Anthony Bourdain. The series was sadly cancelled in 2022, but past books are still worth reading.