about lu

Lu's travels have taken her to almost 70 countries around the world. Her first book, An African Alphabet, traces a cross-continental journey from Morocco to South Africa, stopping in a town beginning with every letter of the alphabet along the way. Her second book, The Cicada's Summer Song, describes her 1200km walk around the island of Shikoku, Japan, on the 88 temple pilgrimage. She is currently working simultaneously on a collection of essays about India, and a book on festivals in Australia, where she lives with her husband, son, and pug.