Larry Habegger is a writer, editor, journalist, and teacher who has been covering the world since his international travels began in the 1970s. As a freelance writer for three decades and syndicated columnist since 1985, his work has appeared in many major newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Travel & Leisure, and Outside. In 1993 he cofounded the award-winning Travelers’ Tales Books, where he has helped oversee the development of the company’s publishing program and has worked on all of its 100-plus books. Larry is an inspiring writing teacher and coach, emphasizing the craft and art of the personal travel story. He regularly teaches at writing conferences and in private workshops.
Larry continues to work as executive editor for Travelers’ Tales, where he has edited books ranging from destination anthologies to thematic collections to full-length travel narratives. He also works for individuals on travel, memoir, and general nonfiction projects of any length, from 500-word essays to 200,000-word memoirs. Lately he’s been working with fiction writers, helping them craft their novels. His greatest satisfaction is helping draw out the deeper levels of a writer’s intention and seeing it communicated on the page.