Richard Tillinghast to be at Burke’s Book Store
From Burke’s Book Store –
We are proud to announce that Richard Tillinghast will return to Burke’s Book Store on Thursday, July 18th, from 5 to 6:30 PM to read from and sign copies of his new book, An Armchair Traveler’s History of Istanbul (Haus Publications, $19.95 hardcover). Reading will begin at 6 pm.
The great crossroads, Istanbul has absorbed several millennia of different influences; it is both modern and ancient, fluid and constant. Tillinghast’s poetic consideration of it won the Ondaatje Prize from the Royal Society of Literature.
“Good travel writing offers, beyond solid reportage, some sense of an actual journey. It provides the brisk pleasure of encountering unfamiliar and extraordinary things. With the very best travel writing, there’s the added pleasure of feeling that the writer is sharing his particular vision of a place, that the raw impressions have been filtered through a unique sensibility. The wealth of historical information in An Armchair Traveller’s History of Istanbul is conveyed in Tillinghast’s engaging voice and vision. It feels like a collection of fascinating, rich stories of the city, delivered by a brilliant friend.”
-Maria Browning, in Nashville’s The City Paper
Richard Tillinghast has published eight collections of poems, along with a critical memoir of Robert Lowell and two books of essays. A native of Memphis, and part-time Sewanee resident, he currently lives in rural Ireland.
If there are any questions concerning this event, please contact Corey Mesler at 901-278-7484.