- Name: Pico Iyer
- Born: 02/11/1957 (63 years old)
- Occupation: Essayist, novelist
- Website: picoiyerjourneys.com
Siddharth Pico Raghavan Iyer (born 11 February 1957), known as Pico Iyer, is a British-born essayist and novelist, often known for his travel writing. He is the author of numerous books on crossing cultures including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk and The Global Soul. An essayist for Time since 1986, he also publishes regularly in Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and other publications.
Birth Name: Siddharth Pico Raghavan Iyer
Awards: Guggenheim Fellowship, 2005 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Chapman University 2017.
Birth Place: Oxford, England
Pico Iyer quotes :
I can still remember the afternoon, on my 15th birthday, when I opened up 'The Virgin and the Gypsy,' D.H. Lawrence's novella, in my tiny cell in boarding school, and whole worlds of possibility opened out that I had never guessed existed. The language was on fire and sang of liberation.Pico Iyer
In many a piece of music, it's the pause or the rest that gives the piece its beauty and its shape. And I know I, as a writer, will often try to include a lot of empty space on the page so that the reader can complete my thoughts and sentences and so that her imagination has room to breathe.Pico Iyer
American dreams are strongest in the hearts of those who have seen America only in their dreams.Pico Iyer