Meet Heathrow Airport’s New Writer in Residence

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  08.02.11 | 2:58 PM ET

Novelist Tony Parsons is the latest writer to sign up for a week at Heathrow. According to the Evening Standard, Parsons will “roam around the airport, among passengers and staff, as inspiration for his 13th book which will be a collection of short stories based on his experiences there.”

“The Art of Travel” author Alain de Botton was the airport’s first writer-in-residence back in 2009. We interviewed him about the experience.

(Via @johnleewriter)

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

1 Comment for Meet Heathrow Airport’s New Writer in Residence

Mikeachim 08.03.11 | 4:50 AM ET

I’d love if this became a regular feature at airports, not just LHR, and if pulled in all sorts of varied writing talent, not just travel writers but people with a really keen eye that would create wildly different forms of creative writing. Tom Stoppard - Gene Wolfe - or a really, really fine non-travel journalist, say, Nicholas Schmidle, whose piece on the assault on Osama bin Laden’s stronghold is the best thing the New Yorker has published for ages…

*Tony Parsons*?


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