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Fabian Sixtus Körner - "Journeyman"
Australia

Fabian Sixtus Körner

Do photos, a lot of countries and a slick design make for a good book?

In the early 2010s, German designer Fabian Sixtus Körner decides he wants to see the world. He draws inspiration from the German tradition of the “journeyman years”…

Nicole Roetheli's - "Nicole's Diary: Running the World... Losing Our Marbles"
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Nicole Roetheli

Is this in any way comparable to the works of Ella Maillart?

remember Serge Roetheli, the guy who fabulously ran around the world and wrote a book about it? Well, Nicole Roetheli is his wife, and she kept him company on her motorcycle during the trip. This is the book she wrote, which is supposed to tell the story from her perspective. Obviously, we are reminded of Ella Maillart and Peter Fleming, both of whom were very good writers…

Serge Roetheli's - "The 25,000 Mile Love Story"
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Serge Roetheli

How can a book about a man running around the whole world be so… bad?

we’re in 1997, and Swiss Athlete Serge Roetheli has just returned from running all the way from South America to Alaska. He was accompanied by his wife on a motorcycle, and now that this “American Challenge” is now behind them, they decide to embark on a world tour…

Yu Ying's "Go Out And Talk To People About Their Dreams"
Australia

Yu Ying

Does the Chinese literary world need to train tougher editors?

in the late 2000s, Yu Ying, a 20-something woman from Southwest China, works as a personal assistant for a fashion model in Beijing. She applies for the Best Job In The World, a project that places an individual on the Great Barrier Reef as a spokesperson…

Bruce Chatwin's "Songlines"
Australia

Bruce Chatwin

A bit on the whacky side.

In the mid-1980s, British writer Bruce Chatwin roams through the Australian outbacks in order to find out about Aboriginal songs and their use as cultural “maps” for the nomadic people…