Shannon Sims - BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2019

Join us for a Sunday afternoon signing with local author Shannon Sims. Hear her wild story from the Amazon - "These Brazilians Traveled 18 Hours on a Riverboat to Vote. I Went with Them." - featured in the just released THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2019, an eclectic compendium of the best travel writing essays of the year, collected by Alexandra Fuller.

THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING gathers together a satisfyingly varied medley of perspectives, all exploring what it means to travel somewhere new. For the past two decades, readers have come to recognize this annual volume as the gold standard for excellence in travel writing.


Shannon Sims is an independent journalist committed to uncovering thought-provoking stories in overlooked places, from the Amazon to Zanzibar. Her self-described beats: (1) women breaking barriers, (2) the legal fallout of climate change, and (3) Brazil. She enjoys using her law degree and training in international environmental law to dig deep into complex issues. Her reporting is published by The New York TimesBloomberg BusinessweekThe Guardian and others, and has been showcased on MSNBC and PBS. Born in Turkey and raised on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas, she taught elementary school in Harlem and ran a hotel in Italy before beoming a journalist. She spends most of my time in New Orleans, Houston, and Rio de Janeiro.


Event date: 

Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
The Best American Travel Writing 2019 (The Best American Series ®) Cover Image
By Jason Wilson (Editor), Alexandra Fuller (Editor)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358094234
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - October 1st, 2019

An eclectic compendium of the best travel writing essays published in 2018, collected by Alexandra Fuller. BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING gathers together a satisfyingly varied medley of perspectives, all exploring what it means to travel somewhere new. For the past two decades, readers have come to recognize this annual volume as the gold standard for excellence in travel writing.


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