Gould Center

Home isn’t simply the place where you were born. It’s more than that, Pico Iyer told students Tuesday night at the Athenaeum.

Home, Iyer said with his trademark pithy style, is “about soul, not soil.”

Though many of his books are about visits to far-off places, acclaimed writer Pico Iyer is interested in far more than miles trekked or places of interest.

It’s the existential aspect, and the special revelations produced in the course of traveling, that often lie at the heart of his many books.

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