Friday, January 14, 2011

Tony Hiss' six favorite travel books

In Motion marks Tony Hiss’s thirteenth book and follows the award-winning The Experience of Place. His books have explored subjects as varied as train travel, Hunanese cooking, giant pandas, the story of his family, and the future of New York City. He was a staff writer at The New Yorker for more than thirty years.

For The Week magazine, Hiss named "his top 'travel' tales — books that have taken him everywhere from Greece to a dystopian future." One title on the list:
Roumeli by Patrick Leigh Fermor

It’s impossible to create a list of great travel books without at least one by Fermor, the best of the best. Wherever life takes him, Fermor is the quintessential Deep Traveler, eagerly awaiting whatever will unfold during the day ahead. This book, set in northern Greece, is beautifully crafted, like all of Fermor’s books.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue