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Author and lecturer on enriching travel, cities and landscapes
In Motion, which introduces the concept of Deep Travel, marks Tony Hiss’s thirteenth book and follows the award-winning The Experience of Place. Deep Travel, which feels like waking up while already awake, is the state of mind when everything seems fresh, vivid, intensely interesting and memorable.
Hiss's books have explored subjects as varied as train travel, Hunanese cooking, giant pandas, photography, the story of his family, the landscape of the Chicago region, and both the landscape and the future of New York City and its region. He was a staff writer at The New Yorker for more than 30 years and has also written for The New York Times, Newsweek, and Travel & Leisure. He has lectured around the world, and is currently a Visiting Scholar at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
He lives in New York with his wife, writer Lois Metzger, and their son.