Pico Iyer is the author of 16 books, translated into 23 languages, on subjects ranging from Revolutionary Cuba to mystical Islam, and from globalism to the Dalai Lama. For over 30 years he has been a regular contributor to The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Magazine and more than 250 other periodicals. A lecturer aboard Silversea’s World Cruise in 2019 and 2022, his latest book, The Half Known Life in Search of Paradise, was published in January 2023.