Pico Iyer is a journalist and one of the most widely read writers in the world. He has worked for Time Magazine, reporting on everything from Islamic Mysticism, Tibet and the backstreets of Tehran. Iyer has given readers insight about Japan where he has lived for many years. His TEDTALKs – including THE ART OF STILLNESS – have been viewed millions of times.
His latest book THE HALF-KNOWN LIFE- IN SEARCH OF PARADISE is a culmination of a life examining the great cultures of the world. The book asks the question- Does Paradise exist only in the afterworld or can it be found in the here and now?