Peter LaSalle

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Peter LaSalle is a novelist and short-story writer who also writes books on literary travel, including the essay collections The World Is a Book, Indeed (LSU Press, 2020) and The City at Three P.M.: Writing, Reading, and Traveling (Dzanc Books, 2015). His travel essays exploring the literature of other countries have been published in a number of journals and magazines as well as anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing in 2014, selected by Paul Theroux, and in 2010, selected by Bill Buford. He is a member of the creative writing faculty at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • A photograph of a mural depicting a cartoonish drawing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez playing an accordion
    July 22, 2021 | Peter LaSalle
    Mural in Cartagena / Photo by Kirk Siang / Flickr In Colombia, the popularity of Gabriel García Márquez rivals that of the country’s most famous soccer players. Could one...

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