I will be reading from Best Women’s Travel Writing Volume 9 at the Restless Legs Reading Series, brainchild of the brilliant David Farley, at 7 pm Monday September 9 at Solas, 232 East 9th St, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. As always, I urge you to buy the book from independent booksellers.
I don’t know who created this lovely drawing of Book Passage in Marin County. But I’d love to give him/her credit. It’s an honor to be reading from Best Travel Writing Volume 9 at the great Book Passagein Corte Madera, California on August 7. With Larry Habegger, Erin Byrne, and Tim Cahill no less.
For the release of Best Women’s Travel Writing Volume 9, a Q & A in which I get to talk about writing and travel and airplane snacks.
Recently, I attended an interview with the Welsh writer, Jan Morris. It was conducted on the stage at the Times Center in New York by author and editor Don George, who has his own stellar travel writing resume. The event, hosted by Geoex, was a benefit for the American Himalayan Foundation, its hook being the 60th anniversary of […]
When I’m home alone, I’m lonely. When I travel alone, I’m free.My husband and I once had a friend we referred to as Obvious Man. We knew him when we lived in Europe and he liked to practice his English with declarations that sometimes were, well, obvious. Things like: “You like hamburgers because they are […]
I wrote this essay for a series called ‘My Happy Age’ in the British magazine Easy Living, and since there’s no link, I wanted to post it. On an evening last May, my friend and I sat in one of the plushest bars in Manhattan sipping white orchid Martinis, a prohibitively expensive drink […]
My three-part series on some of the greats of 20th Century Russian literature, featuring my interviews with Joseph Brodsky, Vladimir Voinovich and Yuz Aleshkovsky. Read it here. Red Square, Winter 1987
Photos: Heidi Gutman Recently my friend Michael Maren directed a scene in Brooklyn for his movie, A Short History of Decay, that fast became part of New York literary folklore. In this shot, Nathan (played by Bryan Greenberg who looks quite a bit like Channing Tatum) is a flailing writer, who is certain he’s a failing writer. His girlfriend […]
It is an honor to read with this evening with my fellow authors Abbie Kozolchyk, Ann Hood and Carol Reichert at Newtonville Books, one of the great bookstores. After the fact: And here is a picture of me at the reading, taken by my friend Pam. That’s my Mom on the right, with the gray hair. […]
September 13, 2012 Today, I’m honored to have won three Lowell Thomas Awards, which is thrilling in the field of travel journalism. They are 1) The Grand Prize Silver Award for Travel Journalist of the Year; 2) Silver Award in Personal Comment for ‘Masha’; and 3) Bronze Award in the foreign travel article category for […]
I’m happy to be taking part in this library discussion at the beautiful new Roe Jan Library in equally spectacular Hillsdale, New York.
Very honored that the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awarded first prize to my essay for The Litchfield County Times. Read about it here. My essay, ‘A Mother’s Snapshot from That Morning’ is a short memoir about 9/11. You can read it here.