Just returned from a manic 48 hours at the “largest literary gathering in North America,” otherwise known as the AWP Conference. Every year, some 8,000 writers, MFA students, and …
This week’s Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 contributor was born in Pakistan, is fluent in French, is married to an Italian, and considers herself a cultural chameleon: Maliha Masood. She is the author of Zaatar Days, Henna Nights, a travel memoir about her riveting escape from a dotcom Seattle cubicle to a solo expedition across Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey for one tumultuous year.
This week’s Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 contributor has published fiction, poetry, and essays in Ms, Poets & Writers, Kweli, and Guernica, and has won fellowships from Bread Loaf and the Macondo Writers’ Workshop: Jennifer De Leon. Although she calls Boston home, Guatemala is her motherland.
This week’s Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 contributor has lived with nuns in Ethiopia, skied down volcanoes in New Zealand, gotten her heart broken in Taipei, and nearly been abandoned at the border in Honduras: Sara Bathum. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband and newborn son.
This week’s Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 contributor has written a memoir about stripping and a memoir about wanderlust: Elisabeth Eaves. Bare: The Naked Truth About Stripping was declared “a first-rate, first-person work of social anthropology” by the Washington Post, while Wanderlust is due out with Seal Press next spring. Born in Vancouver, she currently lives in New York City.
This week’s Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 contributor spent her childhood listening to Garth Brooks and eating T-bone steaks and much of her adulthood writing Read More →