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With an emphasis on non-fiction travel books, books on place, nature writing, and travel literature, host Jeremy Bassetti talks with the world’s most celebrated writers about their work and about the business and craft of travel writing in this award-winning podcast. Past guests include travel writers like Paul Theroux, Pico Iyer, and Rolf Potts. The show also covers topics related to travel journalism and travel photography.

Travel Writing World Jeremy Bassetti

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With an emphasis on non-fiction travel books, books on place, nature writing, and travel literature, host Jeremy Bassetti talks with the world’s most celebrated writers about their work and about the business and craft of travel writing in this award-winning podcast. Past guests include travel writers like Paul Theroux, Pico Iyer, and Rolf Potts. The show also covers topics related to travel journalism and travel photography.

    J.F. Penn – Pilgrimage and Perspective

    J.F. Penn – Pilgrimage and Perspective

    J.F. Penn joins me today, and we’re talking about her new book Pilgrimage.







    Joanna is an author of many fiction and non-fiction books, and the host of several podcasts including The Creative Penn Podcast for writers and the Books and Travel podcast.







    In addition to talking about her new book Pilgrimage, we also talk about voice in writing and creative work, pilgrimage from a secular perspective, the restorative properties of walking and pilgrimage, independently publishing a travel book using crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, and much more. 







    Purchase Pilgrimage by J.F. Penn







    If you want to check out and support her book's Kickstarter, visit https://jfpenn.com/pilgrimage. The campaign runs for until early February 2023.









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    • 30 min
    Pico Iyer – The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise

    Pico Iyer – The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise

    Pico Iyer joins me on the podcast again. And this time we’re discussing his new book The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise. 







    As the subtitle reveals, The Half Known Life is a book about the idea of paradise. But it is also a book about living in the real world and embracing the unknown, topics that Pico and I chat about in today's podcast.







    We also talk briefly about Reading, Writing, Buddhism, Peter Matthiessen, Cal Flyn, and more.







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    • 32 min
    Sara Wheeler and Bill Colegrave

    Sara Wheeler and Bill Colegrave

    As you’ll remember from the announcement in episode 94, we’re publishing four of Bill Colegrave’s interviews here on Travel Writing World. 







    Today’s episode is Bill’s last interview, this one with Sara Wheeler. Now, most of you will be familiar with Sara for her books like Terra Incognita and The Magnetic North. And she wrote a biography of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, the author of the now-classic book, The Worst Journey in the World. Sara came on the podcast back in episode 83 to speak about Apsley Cherry-Garrard and his book. 







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    • 28 min
    Michelle Jana Chan and Bill Colegrave

    Michelle Jana Chan and Bill Colegrave

    As you’ll remember from the announcement in episode 94, we’re publishing four of Bill Colegrave’s interviews here on Travel Writing World. 







    This is his third interview, this one with Michelle Jana Chan. Michelle is an award-winning journalist and Travel Editor of Vanity Fair. She is the author of Song, a novel about a boy who leaves his impoverished family in rural China to seek his fortune.







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    If you decide to purchase your books from Amazon, please use our links on this page. If you use our links to make a purchase, we will receive a few cents commission from Amazon at no additional cost to you. These funds help keep the podcast alive and ad-free.









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    Also, consider using our affiliate links to purchase your books. If you use our links to make a purchase, we will receive a few cents commission at no additional cost to you. These funds help keep the podcast alive and ad-free.







    Finally, join the Travel Writing World newsletter to receive your free copy of The Travel Writer’s Guidebook. You will also receive quarterly dispatches & reports with podcast interviews, travel writing resources, & book recommendations. Alternatively, you can join the Genius Loci Newsletter to get monthly roundups of travel writing news.







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    • 28 min
    Alexander Frater and Bill Colegrave

    Alexander Frater and Bill Colegrave

    As you’ll remember from the announcement in episode 94, we’re publishing four of Bill Colegrave’s interviews here on Travel Writing World. 







    This is his second interview, this one with the late Alexander Frater, the celebrated journalist and author who brought us works like Chasing the Monsoon: a Modern Pilgrimage Through India.







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    Also, consider using our affiliate links to purchase your books. If you use our links to make a purchase, we will receive a few cents commission at no additional cost to you. These funds help keep the podcast alive and ad-free.







    Finally, join the Travel Writing World newsletter to receive your free copy of The Travel Writer’s Guidebook. You will also receive quarterly dispatches & reports with podcast interviews, travel writing resources, & book recommendations. Alternatively, you can join the Genius Loci Newsletter to get monthly roundups of travel writing news.







    Thanks for your support!







    Intro music







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    Disclaimer







    *Some of the links on this site are affiliate links. This means that, at no additional cost to you, this website will earn a very small commission if a purchase is made using these links. Also, "as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases" using the Amazon links on this site.









    Thank you!

    • 24 min
    Tony Wheeler and Bill Colegrave

    Tony Wheeler and Bill Colegrave

    As discussed in the previous episode, we’re publishing a few of Bill Colegrave’s interviews here on Travel Writing World.  







    Today is the first interview out of four, this one with Tony Wheeler who, along with his wife Maureen, founded Lonely Planet.







    Purchase Scraps of Wool by Bill Colegrave







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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Thoughtful interviews

Essential listening for budding travel writers. Thoughtful interviews with insightful guests that delve deep into the journey and craft of writing.

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Favorite podcast

Jeremy brings an outstanding series of writers to the podcast. He is incredibly well-prepared for each interview and makes really interesting connections across the genre. I am buying almost every book from the authors that appear on the show. I support the podcast through Patreon.

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Interesting show!

I recently started listening to this podcast, and I’ve already learned a lot from it. Jeremy Bassetti, the host, has interviewed some incredible travel writers and editors, and the show always makes for an entertaining and thought-provoking listen. If you’re interested in travel writing, you’ll want to check it out!

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