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Pico Iyer

Travel writer, essayist, novelist

Pico Iyer appears in the following:

Pico Iyer: Outside Man

Friday, August 30, 2013

Travel writer Pico Iyer has lived in Japan for 20 years. And while he knows the locals still see him as an outsider, he told Kurt Andersen that this status helps him pay attention to his surroundings.

Video: Pico Iyer & Kurt Andersen in Nara

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Pico Iyer Talks About Graham Greene

Monday, May 28, 2012

Pico Iyer examines the closeness he has always felt to the English writer Graham Greene.  In The Man Within My Head, he follows Greene’s trail from his first novel, The Man Within, to his later classics like The Quiet American looking at all he has in common with Greene: an English public school education, a lifelong restlessness and refusal to make a home anywhere, a fascination with the complications of faith.

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Pico Iyer's Fascination with Graham Greene

Friday, March 02, 2012

Graham Greene wrote more than two dozen novels between the 1920s and the 1980s — downbeat bestsellers set in sketchy places. Writer Pico Iyer has felt an almost mystical connection to Greene, whom he never met. He chronicles that obsession in The Man Within My Head ...

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Pico Iyer on Graham Greene

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Pico Iyer examines the closeness he has always felt to the English writer Graham Greene.  In The Man Within My Head, he follows Greene’s trail from his first novel, The Man Within, to his later classics like The Quiet American looking at all he has in common with Greene: an English public school education, a lifelong restlessness and refusal to make a home anywhere, a fascination with the complications of faith.

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Guest Picks: Pico Iyer

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Writer Pico Iyer spoke to Leonard Lopate recently about exploring the parallels he saw between his life and the writer Graham Greene's. He also told us that his favorite comfort food is a cup of strong black English tea. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Pico Iyer: Outside Man

Friday, January 08, 2010

Travel writer Pico Iyer has lived in Japan for 20 years. And while he knows the locals still see him as an outsider, he told Kurt that this status helps him pay attention to his surroundings.

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50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama in exile

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fifty years ago today the exiled Dalai Lama crossed the border from Tibet into India, leaving his homeland behind under Chinese annexation. Earlier this month the spiritual and political leader of Tibet said that life for Tibetans under Chinese rule has been “Hell on earth.” Joining us to consider the Dalai Lama’s enduring influence is Pico Iyer, the renowned essayist, novelist and travel writer. He first met the Dalai Lama over thirty years ago. His connection with the Dalai Lama and their conversations, which span decades, are the basis of Iyer’s book The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.

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Pico Iyer: Outside Man

Friday, February 06, 2009

Travel writer Pico Iyer has lived in Japan for 20 years. And while he knows the locals still see him as an outsider, he told Kurt that this status helps him pay attention to his surroundings.

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Pico Iyer: Outside Man

Friday, January 30, 2009

Travel writer Pico Iyer has lived in Japan for 20 years. And while he knows the locals still see him as an outsider, he told Kurt that this status helps him pay attention to his surroundings. Iyer says Japan is like a "2000-year-old person wearing a micro-skirt, with ...

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The Dalai Lama and Me

Friday, May 09, 2008

The Dalai Lama has lived most of his life in exile outside his Tibet, which has been controlled by China since just after the communist revolution. He’s become a kind of superstar in the West, not by lecturing on Buddhist enlightenment, but by preaching tolerance. The writer

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Special Guest: Pico Iyer

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Kurt Andersen talks to Pico Iyer about airports from Hong Kong to Los Angeles to Easter Island. 

Pico Iyer is one of the most compelling authors on travel and global cultures. He edited the 2004 Best American Travel Writing, and his books include Video Night in Kathmandu, ...

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LAX, Pico Iyer, Sontag

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Airports This week in Studio 360, Kurt Andersen and the writer Pico Iyer check in at the curb and explore the allure of airports, from mariachi bands in Baltimore to motel views in LA.

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