“The desert is an environment that is conducive to the inward journey.”
Aaron Gilbreath is a nonfiction writer and editor at Longreads. His essays and articles have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, Paris Review, Tin House, Lucky Peach, Kenyon Review, The Threepenny Review, Saveur, and The Morning News. Curbside Splendor is publishing his essay collection, Everything We Don't Know, in fall. He's working on a book called Tenoshii: Travels in Japan.