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Mark Kurlansky

Author & Historian; Known for "Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World"

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 Mark Kurlansky Biography

Mark Kurlansky was born in Hartford, Connecticut. After receiving a BA in Theater from Butler University in 1970, and refusing to serve in the military, Kurlansky worked in New York as a playwright, having a number of off-off Broadway productions, and as a playwright-in-residence at Brooklyn College. He won the 1972 Earplay award for best radio play of the year.

He worked many other jobs including as a commercial fisherman, a dock worker, a paralegal, a cook, and a pastry chef.

In the mid 1970s, unhappy with the direction New York theater was taking, he turned to journalism, an early interest–he had been an editor on his high school newspaper. From 1976 to 1991 he worked as a foreign correspondent for The International Herald Tribune, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Based in Paris and then Mexico, he reported on Europe, West Africa, Southeast Asia, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean.

He wrote his first book, A Continent of Islands, in 1992 and went on to write several books throughout the 1990s. His 1997 book Cod was an international bestseller and was translated into more than 15 languages. His work and contribution to Basque identity and culture was recognized in 2001 when the Society of Basque Studies in America named him to the Basque Hall of Fame. That same year he was awarded an honorary ambassadorship from the Basque government.

In addition to numerous guest lectures at Columbia University School of Journalism, Yale University, Colby College, Grinnell College, the University of Dayton and various other schools, he has taught a two week creative writing class in Assisi, Italy, a one week intensive non-fiction workshop in Devon, England for the Arvon Foundation, and has guest lectured all over the world on history, writing, environmental issues, and other subjects. In Spring 2007 he was the Harman writer-in-residence at Baruch College teaching a fourteen week honors course titled “Journalism and the Literary Imagination.” His books have been translated into twenty-five languages and he often illustrates them himself.

He has had 30 books published including fiction, nonfiction, and children's books.

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Ready For a Brand New Beat: How

Ready For a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America

Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man

Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man

Edible Stories: A Novel in Sixteen Parts

Edible Stories: A Novel in Sixteen Parts

Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

The Food of a Younger Land: A portrait of American food- before the national highway system, before chainrestaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal,

The Food of a Younger Land: A portrait of American food- before the national highway system, before chainrestaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal,

The Last Fish Tale

The Last Fish Tale

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Author & Historian; Known for "Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World"

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Mark Kurlansky Biography

Mark Kurlansky was born in Hartford, Connecticut. After receiving a BA in Theater from Butler University in 1970, and refusing to serve in the military, Kurlansky worked in New York as a playwright, having a number of off-off Broadway productions, and as a playwright-in-residence at Brooklyn College. He won the 1972 Earplay award for best radio play of the year.

He worked many other jobs including as a commercial fisherman, a dock worker, a paralegal, a cook, and a pastry chef.

In the mid 1970s, unhappy with the direction New York theater was taking, he turned to journalism, an early interest–he had been an editor on his high school newspaper. From 1976 to 1991 he worked as a foreign correspondent for The International Herald Tribune, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Based in Paris and then Mexico, he reported on Europe, West Africa, Southeast Asia, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean.

He wrote his first book, A Continent of Islands, in 1992 and went on to write several books throughout the 1990s. His 1997 book Cod was an international bestseller and was translated into more than 15 languages. His work and contribution to Basque identity and culture was recognized in 2001 when the Society of Basque Studies in America named him to the Basque Hall of Fame. That same year he was awarded an honorary ambassadorship from the Basque government.

In addition to numerous guest lectures at Columbia University School of Journalism, Yale University, Colby College, Grinnell College, the University of Dayton and various other schools, he has taught a two week creative writing class in Assisi, Italy, a one week intensive non-fiction workshop in Devon, England for the Arvon Foundation, and has guest lectured all over the world on history, writing, environmental issues, and other subjects. In Spring 2007 he was the Harman writer-in-residence at Baruch College teaching a fourteen week honors course titled “Journalism and the Literary Imagination.” His books have been translated into twenty-five languages and he often illustrates them himself.

He has had 30 books published including fiction, nonfiction, and children's books.

Mark Kurlansky Videos

  • Mark Kurlansky on Paper: Paging Through History | 2016 Miami ...
  • Mark Kurlansky - Aquarium Lecture Series - YouTube
  • Mark Kurlansky: 2017 National Book Festival - YouTube

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  • How much does it cost to book Mark Kurlansky?

    Booking fees for Mark Kurlansky, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mark Kurlansky, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mark Kurlansky?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mark Kurlansky for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mark Kurlansky for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mark Kurlansky or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mark Kurlansky or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mark Kurlansky is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mark Kurlansky for your event is available upon request. Mark Kurlansky generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Diane Ravitch, Daniel Gilbert, Ken Burns, Robert Bryce and Mickey Edwards. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mark Kurlansky for an upcoming event.

Mark Kurlansky Speaker Videos

  • Mark Kurlansky on Paper: Paging Through History | 2016 Miami ...
    Mark Kurlansky - Aquarium Lecture Series - YouTube
  • Mark Kurlansky: 2017 National Book Festival - YouTube
    Author Mark Kurlansky and his daughter Talia on their New England ...

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