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Bob Shacochis’s first collection of stories, Easy in the Islands, won the National Book Award. His second collection, The Next New World, was awarded the Prix de Rome from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is also the author of the novel Swimming in the Volcano, a finalist for the National Book Award, The Immaculate Invasion; and The Woman Who Lost Her Soul. Shacochis is a contributing editor at Outside, a former columnist for Gentleman’s Quarterly, and has served as a contributing editor for Harper’s and GQ. His latest book, Kingdoms in the Air: Dispatches from the Far Away (Grove Press), brings together thirteen of the best of Shacochis’s culture and travel essays in one livewire collection that spans his global adventures and his life passions; from surfing, to his obsession with the South American dorado, to the time he went bushwhacking in Mozambique. The Washington Post writes, “Shacochis has extended his knowledge and imagination into places most of us have never ventured.” Replete with Shacochis’s signature swagger, and humor, Kingdoms in the Air is an essential collection from one of our most important writers.