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Reviews: All Books


Nov 2016

Review of: Published in: The Spectator

Resilience, hope, flux: Solomon has an outsider’s eagle eye. A dazzling volume.

Oct 2016

Review of: Published in: Financial Times

A collection of dispatches from countries in flux is alert to the differences between tourism and travel.

Oct 2016

Review of: Published in: Mail on Sunday

Far & Away is literary journalism at its crackling best.

Oct 2016

Review of: Published in: Australian Financial Review

With the rising tide of xenophobia around the globe, his warning of the dangers of “circling the wagons” is timely.

Oct 2016

Review of: Published in: The Hindu

Why do we, at a remove, hunger for the traveller’s stories?

Sep 2016

Review of: Published in: The Observer

All journalists believe that they trade in empathy, but only the best make empathy – the ability to see the world through other eyes – their defining quality.

Sep 2016

Review of: Published in: The Guardian

Stylish essays, written over 25 years of travel across seven continents, explore moments of transition and argue the importance of understanding the ‘other’.

Aug 2016

Review of: Published in: The Australian

Solomon’s vivid dispatches are a gift to humanity.

Aug 2016

Review of: Published in: ABC Radio Australia

Wonderfully written— filled with fierce compassion and insight.

Aug 2016

Review of: Published in: Prospect

If there is a unifying theme here, it is Solomon’s ability to make friends in difficult circumstances.