Mark Kurlansky is a bestselling and prolific creative nonfiction writer celebrated for books focusing on everything from salt, cod, and frozen food to the pop song, “Dancing in the Street.” The author of 28 books, he has received multiple awards and honors ranging from a Los Angeles Times Science Writing Award and a James Beard Award for Food Writing to a New York Public Library Best Books of the Year Award, an Orbis Pictus award from the National Council of Teachers of English, and ALA Notable Book Awards. After starting out as a playwright, Kurlansky shifted to journalism and is a former foreign correspondent for the International Herald Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. His many other jobs include commercial fisherman, dock worker, paralegal, cook, and pastry chef. He has guest lectured all over the world on history, writing, environmental issues, and other subjects. His forthcoming book is Paper: Paging Through History (May 2016).
Friday, January 8
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM