The Accidental Tourist
Jacket design and illustration: Fred Marcellino
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Edition: First Edition, Hardcover
Not easy to be a guy who writes travel guidebooks, but would prefer to stay home reading. How do you depict the thought? Fred always strove to “...reflect the book’s feeling. If a book is good, images just come forth. I think there’s a real correlation between the quality of a book and the quality of the cover I produce.” The book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction in 1985 and the Ambassador Book Award for Fiction in 1986. It was also adapted into a 1988 award-winning film starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, and Geena Davis, for which Davis won an Academy Award.