Viva South America! was my first book, published in 2008. Faber are bringing out a new edition next month, with a new chapter that reflects on the changes in the continent post-Chavez. I have also updated and improved the book and it has a new subtitle, with me now journeying through a surging continent rather than a restless one. Publication date is 6th June, but it is available for order from Faber and will be on the shelves in the bookshop at the Hay Festival next week.
Vicky Baker has an article about Buenos Aires (where I lived from 2004-2011) in this month’s National Geographic Traveller magazine with some great recommendations and insights into the Argentine capital city. She kindly says about Viva! ‘This vivid portrayal includes an interesting chapter on Argentina.’ Full article here: http://natgeotraveller.co.uk/where/argentina/333420/
Back in December, The Independent included Viva! in their list of 10 Best Travel Memoirs.