Michael Shapiro





Michael Shapiro

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Michael Shapiro is a writer, photographer and interviewer who specializes in travel. He’s the author of A Sense of Place and works part-time as an editor at The Press Democrat, in Santa Rosa, Calif.

He is the author of A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration (Travelers’ Tales) a collection of interviews with Bill Bryson, Frances Mayes, Paul Theroux, Peter Matthiessen, Tim Cahill, Jan Morris, Pico Iyer, Isabel Allende, Simon Winchester, and many others. Shapiro’s story about rafting through the Grand Canyon in the wake of John Wesley Powell’s first descent is in The Best Travel Writing 2011. His essay, “The Longest Day” appears in The Best Travel Writing 2005.

His feature about Jan Morris’s Wales w...more


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En route to Thailand last year, I saw a short video about the Moken, a Polynesian who traditionally have drifted among the islands and coasts of Thailand and Burma. Inspired to see them, we found a group that arranged visits and provided a translator, which led to this story in the June 2014 issue of Islands, “Last of the Moken.”


To read the story, see the PDF link (not the photo) below:


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