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Pico Iyer At Writer's Symposium By The Sea

Interview with writer Pico Iyer and Dr. Dean Nelson at PLNU.

Pico Iyer (“Arguably the world’s greatest living travel writer,” according to Outside) is the author of over a dozen books and countless essays, and is revered as an intrepid “intellectual and spiritual adventurer” (The New Yorker).

Iyer explores these two intertwined spheres—the inner and the outer—in his writings and in three recent TED Talks, which have racked up some eight million views. Iyer is the author of two novels and ten works of nonfiction, including such perennial favorites as "Video Night in Kathmandu," "The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto," and "The Global Soul." His bestselling 2008 book, "The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama," was drawn from decades of talks and travels with the Tibetan leader. His 2014 book "The Art of Stillness," the second TED Original published, was also a bestseller.

Iyer's newest book, "Autumn Light," out in April 2019, is a far-reaching meditation on impermanence, mortality, and grief that draws extensively on his more than 30 years of living in Japan. A different yet complementary work, "A Beginner's Guide to Japan," will also appear in 2019, a few months before the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Iyer lectures on the transformative power of travel, understanding others, and the value of stillness. He has spoken to corporate, academic, and activist audiences. Born in England, Iyer was educated at Eton, Oxford, and Harvard.

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