Of all the travel writers that I have read, Bruce Chatwin's books resonated most with me. I discovered 'What Am I doing here' in an idle afternoon in a tiny bookshop in Calcutta. Over the next few years, I read pretty much all that he had published, all that has been published about him. Its only when I started reading about Chatwin the man, that I realized that there is a lot of fiction in his travel narratives or at the very least he rearranged facts to suit his theories/his narrative needs. That as a person he was a bit of a sham. But I still think he is one of the best travel writer (much as he would have hated the label) of the modern age.