Posts by: "Marcia DeSanctis"

This was quite a bit of fun, to have the chance to speak with Pauline and Arthur Frommer about 100 Places in France on ABC Radio – the same day as my friend and colleague Lavinia Spalding. My interview, April 9 hour 1, here.

February 2, 2017
Tin House put my essay on Graham Greene’s The Comedians, from a recent print issue, online. Here are some photos of the Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince today. In the book, Greene called the hotel Le Trianon.

Last year, I wrote an essay about my mother and her love of Morocco. This week, it won a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers in the Personal Comment category. It’s my fifth essay that has been honored by the SATW, and it gets more exciting every time. Here’s what the judges said: 1-SATWFoundation_2012_jpg

Silver: Marcia DeSanctis, “Time or the Sahara Wind,” Tales To Go
A photo album brings back memories not only of trips taken but also, as importantly, of the photographer herself — the writer’s mother, who now is lost in the mists of Alzheimer’s. This personal and poignant story reminds readers of the fragility of life.

Again, the photo in the story.

Again, the photo in the story.