Known and Strange Things: Essays by Teju Cole, 393 pages.
A truly excellent collection of essays from the Photography columnist of the New York Times magazine. Cole writes incredibly insightful pieces on photography and photographs, on literature and about the interactions of people around the world.
Okay, so the photographic essays were a little beyond me, but his essays on poets and writers were fascinating. I have started one Tomas Transtromer book, and am hunting down a second. I have dug out a collection of Derek Walcott poems for winter reading, and I have put Sebald on my list of authors to try one more time.