AUBURN – New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky will be featured as the Arts and Humanities Distinguished Speaker at the second annual Auburn Writers Conference Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Kurlansky started out in New York as a playwright. He won the 1972 Earplay award for best radio play of the year. From 1976 to 1991 he worked as a foreign correspondent for The International Herald Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and Philadelphia Inquirer. Based in Paris and then Mexico, he reported on Europe, West Africa, Southeast Asia, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean.
His articles have appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including New York Times Sunday Magazine, Audubon Magazine, Food and Wine, Gourmet, Bon Apetit and Parade. His 19 books include fiction, nonfiction and children’s books.