” I don’t know where this thing about me being a travel writer comes from. It’s nothing to do with me, I hate travel writing. I don’t do it – I do it a little bit, but not much. I don’t believe in it. I think it’s over. The world is so saturated now that you don’t need it. “


” One winter, I went to Erfoud to research trilobites and got to know the quarries, the dealers, and the remote mining villages. They are not easy places to visit, and this was a completely unknown corner of the world economy: children slaving away on desert cliffs to furnish wealthy collectors in San Francisco. “


” I read Gide’s ‘The Immoralist’ over and over as a teenager. I was obsessed with it. It’s written with such simplicity and dread, and the desert, the shabby colonial world, is brought right into your consciousness without being over-explained. “


” My parents were bookish, very musical, but otherwise uninvolved in the arts or the academic world. “


” My favorite whisky bar in the world is in my adopted Bangkok. A refined and secretive Japanese speakeasy among the girly bars of Soi 33, it’s called Hailiang. “



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One winter, I went to Erfoud to research trilobites and got to know the quarries, the dealers, and the remote mining villages. They are not easy places to visit, and this was a completely unknown corner of the world economy: children slaving away on desert cliffs to furnish wealthy collectors in San Francisco.
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My parents were bookish, very musical, but otherwise uninvolved in the arts or the academic world.
My favorite whisky bar in the world is in my adopted Bangkok. A refined and secretive Japanese speakeasy among the girly bars of Soi 33, it

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