Each fall, Houghton Mifflin publishes an anthology of the preceding year's best travel stories, the aptly titled Best American Travel Writing. It's an honor for a writer to have his or her work included, and frankly it has always seemed out of reach to me. But a few weeks ago I received word that Irmageddon, my story about Hurricane Irma's devastation in the Virgin Islands, would be printed in the 2019 edition. The piece originally ran in Outside's April 2018 issue and can be viewed in print form here:
Thanks to BATW series editor Jason Wilson for considering it and to guest editor Alexandra Fuller for selecting it. The book comes out in October.