Andrew Sean Greer is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of seven works of fiction including the best-seller "Less." As a world traveler who lives in Italy, he's a frequent contributor to Travel + Leisure. Andrew has taught at a number of universities including the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, been a pick on NBC's Today Show, a judge for the National Book Award, a New York Public Library Cullman Center Fellow, and a winner of a California Book Award and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award. He is the recipient of an NEA grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He lives in San Francisco and Milan. His next novel, "Less Is Lost," will be out in September 2022.
On the eve of a not-insignificant birthday, Andrew Sean Greerand his twin brother, Mike, set off to Japan — encountering poetry, soul-inspiring foliage, and a healthy dose of the Backstreet Boys along the way.
The once scruffy and freewheeling city by the sea may have polished up its act, but it hasn’t lost its edge. Andrew Sean Greer goes in search of artists, musicians, and chefs who are keeping the Catalonian spirit of creativity alive.