Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky ( is the New York Times bestselling author of Havana, Cod, Salt, Paper, The Basque History of the World, 1968, and The Big Oyster, among other titles. He has received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Bon Appetit‘s Food Writer of the Year Award, the James Beard Award, and the Glenfiddich Award. His articles have appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The International Herald Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Partisan Review, Harper’s, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Audubon Magazine, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and Parade. He lives in New York City.

Author Articles

Salmon: "When It Was Working"

Rain forests are generally thought of as tropical, but there are also temperate-climate rain forests. The largest temperate rain forest on the planet is on the West Coast of North America. It originally extended from Northern California to Alaska, between the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Ranges. It is still 1,200 miles long from Oregon to Alaska. The...