Lavinia Spalding with Kaitlin Barker Davis, Erin Byrne & Anna Vodicka
The twelfth edition of Travelers’ Tales’ Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 12: True Stories from Around the World anthology is celebrated this evening with series editor Lavinia Spalding being joined by Pacific Northwest contributors Kaitlin Barker Davis, Erin Byrne, and Anna Vodicka. More than usual this year’s anthology helps fill the yen and yearn to travel such as we haven’t been able to with the pandemic. This anthology does do that in a literary way, and this reading should be a nice sample of the range to be found. Kaitlin Barker Davis’ piece is set in Indonesia, Erin Byrne’s in France, and Anna Vodicka’s in Bolivia. Lavinia Sparling, who has edited five previous editions, will set the stage and talk a little about the other writing and about the world we are all in now.
“For more than 20 years, Travelers’ Tales has been publishing books that might best be described as the literary equivalent of a group of travelers sitting around a dim café, sipping pints or prosecco and trading their best stories.” - Andrew McCarthy, The New York Times Book Review.