An Innocent Abroad: Life changing trips from 35 great writers

Innocents Abroad coverAn Innocent Abroad: Life changing trips from 35 great writers is Lonely Planet’s annual collection of literary essays.

It’s edited by Don George, who writes in his Introduction that ‘[these stories] all ultimately illuminate one common truth: However it manifests itself when we travel, innocence can be a life-changing catalyst for discovery, connection, and transformation on the road.’

New Zealand writers in the line up are Lloyd Jones (in Zurich), Fiona Kidman (in Vietnam) and Kerre McIvor (Woodham) ( in Cuba).

Other writers include Richard Ford, Alexander McCall Smith, Ann Patchett, Jane Smiley, John Berendt, Jan Morris, Marina  Lewyca and Pico Iyer.  Available from good booksellers.