Peter Delevett is a columnist, former editor and occasional travel writer at the San Jose Mercury News. His work has appeared in the Honolulu Advertiser, Miami Herald, (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, Sunset magazine and at WorldHum.com, winning prizes from the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Society of Professional Journalists, among others. He currently pens a travel column for Alister & Paine magazine.
After earning a bachelor's in English from Yale (where he studied nonfiction writing with Ved Mehta, Fred Strebeigh, Barbara Jones and Alexander Theroux), Peter spent 14 months backpacking through 14 countries in Asia and Europe. He worked in an Osaka karaoke bar, caught dengue fever in Thailand and lived in the legendary Shakespeare & Co. bookstore on the Left Bank of Paris. Those experiences formed the basis for his forthcoming travel memoir, Walking on the Moon (www.moontripping.com), portions of which have appeared in Travelers Tales China and at WorldHum.com.
After a kengthy stint covering politics, Peter recently returned to writing about startups and venture capital for the newspaper of Silicon Valley, reviving the "Wiretap" column that was a must-read for technorati around the world during the dot-com bust. He and his family live in a former fruit cannery in one of America's three remaining Japantowns.
To read recent interviews with Peter, visit http://blog.travellerspoint.com/183/ or http://www.rolfpotts.com/writers/index.php?writer=Peter+Delevett.
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Walking on the Moon Finding my Way Back Home
Alister & Paine; Travelers' Tales; worldhum.com; San Jose Mercury News
Travel; coffee; the Boston Celtics
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