Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of Havana, Cod, Salt, Paper, The Basque History of the World, 1968, The Big Oyster, International Night and The White Man in the Tree and Other Stories. Of his diverse writing, the Los Angeles Times has said: ‘Kurlansky continues to prove himself remarkably adept at taking a most unlikely candidate and telling its tale with epic grandeur’.
He received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonviolence, Bon Appetit’s Food Writer of the Year Award, the James Beard Award, and the Glenfiddich Award.
He spent ten years as Caribbean correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.
He lives in New York City.