Sam Pickering

Sam Pickering grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. Although he spent sixty-seven years in classrooms, beginning with kindergarten, he has been a wanderer and a rum-mager living in the Middle East, Britain, and Australia, and he has explored libraries and fields and woods alike, writing thirty books, most of which are collections of personal essays.

Georgia Review Archive for Sam Pickering

Footprints (on John Gimlette’s Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka; Rob Schmitz’s Street of Eternal Happiness; Robert Moor’s On Trails; Richard Tillinghast’s Journeys into the Mind of the World: A Book of Places; and Malachy Tallack’s The Un-Discovered Islands)

Soldania (on Paul Ruffin’s The Time the Waters Rose & Stories of the Gulf Coast; Sonja Livingston’s Ladies Night at the Dreamland; Gilbert Allen’s The Final Days of Great American Shopping: Stories Past, Present, and Future; John Lane’s Coyote Settles the South; & Becoming Southern Writers: Essays in Honor of Charles Joyner, edited by Orville Vernon Burton and Eldred E. Prince Jr.)

At the Beginning and the End of the Earth (on Basin and Range by John McPhee; Sand Rivers by Peter Matthiessen, Hugo van Lawick)

on Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome, David A. Jasen; Brewster’s Millions by George Barr McCutcheon, David A. Jasen; & The Eighteen-Carat Kid and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse, David A. Jasen