Peter LaSalle’s most recent books are a novel, Mariposa’s Song (The Americas Series, Texas Tech University Press, 2012) and a story collection, Tell Borges If You See Him (University of Georgia Press, 2007; paper, 2012). A new story collection, What I Found Out About Her, is forthcoming next year from University of Notre Dame Press as the recipient of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction. His essays about literary travel have appeared in Tin House, The Nation, Worldview, Creative Nonfiction, Agni, Memoir Journal, Profils Américains (France), Best American Travel Essays 2010 and elsewhere. 
Sep 23 2014
Istanbul Nocturne: Three AM, Maybe Four
1. The young woman is sleeping. 2. Or, more exactly, the slim, even willowy young woman is sleeping beside a man named Kincaid there in the Grand Hotel de Londres
Jul 22 2013
Au Train de Vie: That Voice You Hear When Traveling
I’ll be honest. I had a couple of large sadnesses to confront that summer in Paris. So I suppose it wasn’t surprising that it repeatedly happened. This essay is not
Oct 08 2011
Oh, Such Playwrights!
The cab was a battered canary-yellow Crown Vic, and without question the driver was accelerating in running the traffic signal that had just turned on Ninth Avenue—he must have been doing fifty. When the wailing ambulance arrived from Roosevelt Hospital only a few blocks away, the last thing anybody was thinking about—either the sidewalk bystanders, stunned at what they had witnessed, or the efficient EMS workers—were the scattered sheets of the three copies of the play, let loose from the gray cardboard box that all but detonated in the impact.