Tony Hiss became a staff writer for The New Yorker in 1963 and has been a Visiting Scholar at New York University since 1994. He is the author of thirteen books, including The Experience of Place, The View from Alger's Window, and, most recently, In Motion: The Experience of Travel, the first in-depth exploration of Deep Travel, the fully-alert sense in everyone that feels like "waking up while already awake." 50/50, one of his next two books, is about creating a continental-scale pattern for protecting at least half of the North American landscape; the other introduces a startlingly innovative approach to rural health care in Ecuador. Tony lectures and consults widely on national and regional conservation and development issues, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Travel & Leisure. He lives in Greenwich Village with his wife, Lois Metzger, the writer, and their son, Jacob.