Taras Grescoe

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Taras Grescoe is a Canadian non-fiction writer who won the Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize in 2008 for his book Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood.[1] He was also nominated twice previously, for Sacré Blues: An Unsentimental Journey Through Quebec in 2000 and The End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists in 2003. His most recent book, Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile is about public transportation around the world.[2][3]

Grescoe was born in Toronto. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.[1]

Work[edit]

Sacré Blues won the 2001 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction[4] and two awards from the Quebec Writers' Federation Awards.

He has contributed to Canadian Geographic,[5] The New York Times, Salon, The Independent, National Geographic Traveler, the New York Times Magazine, Wired, the Chicago Tribune Magazine, The Times, and Condé Nast Traveller.

Books[edit]

  • Sacré Blues: An Unsentimental Journey Through Quebec (2000)
  • The End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists (2003)
  • The Devil's Picnic: Around the World in Pursuit of Forbidden Fruit (2005)
  • Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood (2008)
  • Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Taras Grescoe wins Writers' Trust". Dose, November 17, 2008.
  2. ^ "Memoirs, histories vie for $60K Hilary Weston Prize". CBC News, September 25, 2012.
  3. ^ Taras Grescoe; Contributors June/ July 2013 Afar
  4. ^ Wilfrid Laurier University 2001: Taras Grescoe, retrieved 11/17/2012
  5. ^ Articles by Taras Grescoe at Canadian Geographic. Canadian Geographic, May 18, 2011.

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