Where can travel writing go in the twenty-first century? Author and lifelong travel writing aficionado Tim Hannigan sets out in search of this most venerable of genres, hunting down its legendary practitioners and confronting its greatest controversies. Is it ever okay for travel writers to make things up, and just where does the frontier between fact and fiction lie? What actually is travel writing, and is it just a genre dominated by posh white men? And what about travel writing’s queasy colonial connections?
Tim Hannigan joins me on the podcast again to talk about these questions and his new book The Travel Writing Tribe (Hurst 2021). He also gives a coupon code for 25% off the cover price at the end of the episode if the book is purchased directly from the publisher here.
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Last Updated on 24 May 2021 by Travel Writing World