2001 Washington Post reported that the Peace Corps community is "churning out enough works - memoirs, novels, and books of poetry - to warrant a whole new genre: Peace Corps Literature." Two returned Peace Corps volunteers talk about the Peace Corps experiences that inspired their writing careers.
Peter Hessler, 2011 MacArthur Fellow, writer and journalist, and author of three acclaimed books on China. Country Driving: A Journey from Farm to Factory, the last book in the trilogy, came out in 2010.
Sarah Erdman, Peace Corps health volunteer in northern Cote d'Ivoire from 1998-2000, winner of a New York Times Editor's Choice award for travel literature for her first book, Nine Hills to Nambonkaha