The Best American Travel Writing (2011)

Sloane Crosley (Editor) Jason Wilson (Editor)


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The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites . A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind.

The Best American Travel Writing 2011 includes

André Aciman, Christopher Buckley, Maureen Dowd,
Verlyn Klinkenborg, Ariel Levy, Téa Obreht, Annie Proulx,
Gary Shteyngart, William T. Vollmann,
Emily Witt, and others

Product Details

Mariner Books
Publish Date
October 04, 2011
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Sloane Crosley is a New York Times bestselling author and contributing editor at Vanity Fair. She is the author of The New York Times bestselling essay collections, I Was Told There'd Be Cake, a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, How Did You Get This Number and the novel The Clasp. She served as editor of The Best American Travel Writing series and is featured in The Library of America's 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion as well as The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Her next book of essays, Look Alive Out There, will be published in April 2018. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Esquire, Elle, GQ, Vogue, The New York Times Book Review, New York Magazine, The Believer, Vice, and National Public Radio. She was the inaugural columnist for The New York Times Op-Ed "Townies" series and has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times and a columnist for The Village Voice and The New York Observer. She is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Interview Magazine. Her fiction has appeared in McSweeney's and Esopus. She also co-authored the novel Read Bottom Up using the pen name, Skye Chatham. In 2011, she co-created, which is more or less what it sounds like. The Sad Stuff on The Street book will be published in partnership with Todd Oldham and AMMO Books in December of 2017 with 100 percent of proceeds going to NAMI. She lives in Manhattan and serves on the board of Housingworks and The Young Lions Committee at The New York Public Library.

JASON WILSON is the author of Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Underappreciated Wine and Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits. He writes regularly for the Washington Post and the New York Times. Wilson has been the series editor of The Best American Travel Writing since its inception in 2000. His work can be found at


"[Crosley's] selections succeed in piquing the armchair traveler's wanderlust."