Pico Iyer

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Pico Iyer is a British-born essayist and novelist long based in both California and Japan. He is the author of numerous books about crossing cultures, among them Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, and The Global Soul. An essayist for Time since 1986, he also publishes regularly in Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and many other publications across the globe.

Photograph by Derek Shapton

Books by this Author

TED Books Box Set: The Completist
TED Books Box Set: The Creative Mind
The Art of Stillness


The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere

The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. The Art of Stillness is about sitting quietly in a room and getting to know the seasons and landscapes of Nowhere, which might be the ultimate adventure!