Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales From Great Fiction Writers

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A collection of original travel stories told by some of the world’s best novelists, including Isabel Allende, Peter Matthiessen, Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Tea Obreht and DBC Pierre.

Exhilaratingly varied in place, plot, and voice, these tales all share one common characteristic: They manifest a passion for the precious gifts that travel confers, from its unexpected but inevitably enriching lessons about other peoples and places to the truths – sometimes uncomfortable but always enlarging – it reveals about ourselves.

“…a brilliant collection of travel stories…threaded with great warmth, as readers are invited to travel in the company of these famous authors and experience their passions and revelations.” 

Meet the Editors

Started in 1973, LONELY PLANET has become the world’s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet’s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

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