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Pico Iyer


Pico Iyer is the author of two novels and thirteen works of nonfiction, including such long-running reader favorites as Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk and The Global Soul. His books have been translated into 23 languages and two of his recent works, The Open Road (on his first 34 years talking to the Dalai Lama) and The Art of Stillness, have been national best-sellers. He has also written many liner-notes for Leonard Cohen, the introductions to more than seventy books and constant articles over more than twenty years for The New York Review of Books, Harper’s, The New York Times and more than 200 other magazines worldwide. His three recent talks for TED have received more than 7 million views and counting. In 2019 he will bring out three new books and be Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton.


A simmering collection of 32 provocative and stunning works.
. . Ultimately, this profound and radiant volume reveals that
hearths take many forms, including a book.