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Pico Iyer with Aimee Liu

Pico Iyer, the acclaimed author of The Art of Stillness–one of our most engaging and discerning travel writers–a unique, indispensable guide to the enigma of contemporary Japan.  Iyer is the author of eight works of nonfiction and two novels. A writer for Time since 1982, he is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, and many other magazines and newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific. He splits his time between Japan, and the United States.  His books include Video Night in Kathmandu, Continue reading…

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Chris Anderson with Pico Iyer

Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.

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Do you have a question for Chris Anderson, Curator of TED?

Monday, May 9th we host Chris Anderson, Curator of TED Talks, in conversation with Pico Iyer at a sold out event at the Aero Theatre.  The occasion is the release of Chris Anderson’s book, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. If you have a great question for Chris Anderson, here’s your chance to get a signed book.  Email your question to info@livetalksla.org; and if we use your question, we will ship you a signed book. Video from the event will be posted to our Facebook page and YouTube channel soon.  

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Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy with Pico Iyer

Andrew McCarthy is a director (Orange is the New Black, The Blacklist), an award winning travel writer, and an actor (Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, Less Then Zero). He is an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Travel+Leisure, AFAR, Men’s Journal, Bon Appetit, and many others. His travel memoir, The Longest Way Home, became a New York Times Best Seller. Just Fly Away is his debut novel. He has starred on Broadway and on television, most recently appearing in The Family, on ABC. 

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Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux with Pico Iyer

Theroux’s novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. For the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America — the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation’s worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It’s these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux’s keen traveler’s eye.

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Mathieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard with Pico Iyer

“Matthieu Ricard provides convincing evidence based on both careful research and personal experience that altruism is an integral part of our nature, and that a more altruistic society is not only possible, but essential if we care about the future.”  — Jane Goodall. SOLD OUT

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