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. 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.
He has contributed to Canadian Geographic, 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.
- 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)
- Shanghai Grand: Forbidden Love and International Intrigue in a Doomed World (2016)
- "Taras Grescoe wins Writers' Trust". Dose, November 17, 2008.
- "Memoirs, histories vie for $60K Hilary Weston Prize". CBC News, September 25, 2012.
- Taras Grescoe; Contributors June/ July 2013 Afar
- Wilfrid Laurier University 2001: Taras Grescoe, retrieved 11/17/2012
- Articles by Taras Grescoe at Canadian Geographic. Canadian Geographic, May 18, 2011.
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