Pico Iyer is the author of fifteen books, on subjects ranging from Revolutionary Cuba to mystical Islam, globalism to the Dalai Lama. He has been a constant essayist for Time, The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler and more than 250 other periodicals for more than thirty years. A lecturer aboard Silversea’s World Cruise in 2019, he counts among his most recent books Autumn Light and A Beginner’s Guide to Japan.