Jordan Salama with Michael Shapiro

A journalist and TV producer who works in both English and Spanish, Jordan Salama’s debut, Every Day the River Changes: Four Weeks Down the Magdalena (Catapult), received such awards as the Ricardo Piglia Award and Stanley J. Stein Prize for Best Senior Thesis at Princeton University (yes, he’s young - this started as a senior thesis) on the way to becoming a book.

“Jordan Salama writes with an attentiveness, and a sense of adventure, that many of us might envy; this engaging, intrepid debut promises many more wonders to come. Already he’s shown himself to be a writer with a rare (and inspiring) commitment to giving us the world.” —Pico Iyer.

“The book is more than a notable achievement in travel literature and more than a clarifying window into a misunderstood culture; it is a book of conscience and open-heartedness . . . It is a privilege to savor, if vicariously, this harvest of a promising writer’s vivid journeys.” —Kirkus Reviews.

“This is a born journalist.”—John McPhee.

Joining Jordan Salama in virtual conversation will be rafting guide, interview journalist (Spark), and author Michael Shapiro. His recent book is The Creative Spark: How Musicians, Writers, Explorers, and Other Artists Found Their Inner Fire and Followed Their Dreams.

Co-presented by Orion & Elliott Bay Book Company.

 

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Every Day the River Changes: Four Weeks Down the Magdalena Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646220441
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - November 16th, 2021

The Creative Spark: How Musicians, Writers, Explorers, and Other Artists Found Their Inner Fire and Followed Their Dreams Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781609521769
Availability: Ships in 2-10 Days
Published: Travelers' Tales - November 9th, 2019

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 6:00pm
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