September 29th, 2010 by | Print

World Hum in ‘The Best American Travel Writing’ 2010 Edition

BestAmericanTravelWriting2010_120Nice to see four World Hum stories included as notable selections in the new Best American Travel Writing anthology, just published. This year’s book was guest edited by Bill Buford, founder of Granta and author of the excellent memoir, “Heat.” The World Hum pieces honored in the book are: On the Perils of Travel Writing, by David Farley (a story whose origin dates back to a conversation I had with Farley in a New York City bar in 2008); Where no Travel Writer has Gone Before, by Rolf Potts; and Cycling India’s Wildest Highway and Face-off on the Congo, both by Jeffrey Tayler.