Jonathan Raban: British Writer Known for His Literary Travels

From a New York Times obit by Richard Sandomir headlined “Jonathan Raban, Adventurous Literary Traveler, Dies at 80”:

Jonathan Raban, an acclaimed expatriate British writer known for his literary travels to the Middle East, down the Mississippi River, to Alaska’s Inside Passage and into eastern Montana, died in Seattle, where he had lived since 1990.

Mr. Raban’s literary narratives of the places he visited and the people he met combined travelogue, memoir, reportage and criticism. What he was not, he insisted, was a travel writer.