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New York–based author Tony Perrottet has written extensively about the history of travel. He is the author of five books, including Pagan Holiday: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists; Napoleon’s Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped; and The Sinner’s Grand Tour: A Journey Through the Historical Underbelly of Europe, which began as an award-winning series for the online magazine Slate. A contributing writer at Smithsonian magazine, he also writes regularly for The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, and the London Sunday Times. His work has been translated into 10 languages and selected for the Best American Travel Writing series four times. He has used the collections of The New York Public Library for many years and been a writer in residence in both of the Library’s research study rooms, the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study.

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