Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Road & Rail: 5 Classic Travel Writers

Certain authors and books have the edge, discover five classic writers who travelled by road and rail.

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Jack Kerouac. Author of On the Road

1. Jack Kerouac

- On the Road is a 1957 novel by American writer Jack Kerouac, based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. It is considered a defining work of the postwar Beat and Counterculture generations, with its protagonists living life against a backdrop of jazz, poetry, and drug use.

English Writer Jenny Diski

2. Jenny Diski is an English writer. She had a troubled childhood, but was taken in and mentored by the novelist Doris Lessing. She wrote Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking.

American Writer John Steinbeck

2 John Steinbeck

- Travels with Charley: In Search of America is a 1962 travelogue written by American author John Steinbeck. It depicts a 1960 road trip around the United States made by Steinbeck, in the company of his standard poodle Charley.

Author Bill Bryson

3. Bill Bryson

- Best-selling travel writer Bill Bryson. Down Under, A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here Nor There, Notes from a Small Island. The daddy of humorous travelogues.

Author: Paul Theroux

4. Paul Theroux

- Paul Edward Theroux is an American travel writer and novelist, who wrote The Great Railway Bazaar.

Travel writers: The Raven Brothers. Chris and Simon Raven

5. The Raven Brothes

- British twin brothers, Simon and Chris Raven. The travel writing duo are best-known for the epic road trip classic Driving the Trans-Siberian.

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