London-Heathrow Airport Has A Writer-In-Residence This Week
As travelers, we all have our sleeping-in-airports stories, ones that usually involve all the drama of finding a comfortable sleeping position with several armrests fighting against you, and which rarely are remembered fondly. The ever-philosophical and brainy writer (and author of The Art of Travel) Alain de Botton is out to change all this, however, by becoming writer-in-residence at London-Heathrow while preparing to write a book about the beauty of his experience in such a place of transience.
The book, coming in September and to be called "A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary," is being written in Terminal 5 by Alain as we speak. The Faster Times has an exclusive excerpt, and it's just as full of airplane personification and Sunglass Hut mentions as we hope it would be.
Are you walking through Heathrow's Terminal 5 this week? Watch out for the bald writer who is positively aching to turn you into a dreamy character in the book. We dare you to stop and chat with him, so that maybe then he can dedicate a chapter to the smallness of the world.
· TFT Exclusive Excerpt: Alain de Botton Reports Live From Heathrow [The Faster Times]
· TFT Guest Alain de Botton First Airport Writer-in-Residence [The Faster Times]
· Literary Travel Coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: The Faster Times]