Pico Iyer is a British-born essayist and novelist. He is the author of numerous books on travel including Video Night in Kathmandu. His shorter pieces regularly appear in TIME, Harper’s, and many other publications.
“Iyer’s narratives—whether he’s writing about modernity or monasteries, the Dalai Lama or domestic life—brim with insights . . ."
“‘When Buddhists speak of a lotus in the mud, they’re reminding us that the most beautiful of flowers has its roots in what we regard as muck and filth; it's only grit that makes the radian
“The memoir succeeds, with its deceptively quiet descriptions of autumn both in the natural world, and in the season of his and Hiroko’s own lives, in echoing a uniquely Ja
“Mr. Iyer’s words are moving, though minimal.