Michael Meyer (travel writer)
Michael Meyer is an American travel writer. He graduated from University of Wisconsin–Madison. He first went to China in 1995 with the Peace Corps. Following Peace Corps, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied writing under Adam Hochschild and Maxine Hong Kingston.
His work has appeared in Time, Smithsonian, the New York Times Book Review, the Financial Times, Reader’s Digest, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune.
After a five year clearance delay, his book The Last Days of Old Beijing was published in mainland China.
- 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship
- 2010 Fellow, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library
- 2009 Whiting Writers' Award
- Lowell Thomas Award winner for travel writing
- "The Last Days of Old Beijing". National Geographic Intelligent Traveler. May 13, 2009.
- The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed. Walker & Company. 2009. ISBN 978-0-8027-1750-4.
- Heidi Benson (July 8, 2008). "Michael Meyer documents old Beijing districts". San Francisco Chronicle.
- http://inmanchuria.com/. Missing or empty
- Meyer, Michael (August 9, 2013). "See You Again, Old Beijing: My book was banned in China for five years. Then they cleared it—and let me visit on a book tour". Slate.
- "Author's website"
- GREGORY COWLES (October 30, 2009). "Stray Questions for: Michael Meyer". The New York Times.
- "Michael Meyer living in his Dazhalan Beijing hutong", British Television - Paul Merton