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Pico Iyer

Author; Essayist

Pico Iyer is the author of 15 books of fiction and nonfiction. He has been a regular essayist for 36 years for TIME, The New York Times, Harper’s, Financial Times, and more than 250 periodicals globally. Iyer has written a screenplay for Miramax, liner notes for Leonard Cohen, and introductions to more than 70 books. A frequent speaker, his four TED talks have received over 11 million views. In summer 2019, he served as Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, guest director of the Telluride Film Festival, and the first official writer-in-residence at Raffles Hotel Singapore. Known for travel writing and crossing cultures, Iyer’s books include The Art of Stillness and Video Night in Kathmandu.

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