Here's the short version of the bio:

Non-fiction specialist. Author of eight books—and counting. Food, transit, history, the environment, travel, stories big and small. Words in The New York Times, The Guardian, Smithsonian, National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, Gourmet, Food & Wine, The New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, and many more. Father, husband, sometimes a teacher; straphanger, bike-rider, seeker of lost suppers.

Here's the long version of the bio:

Taras Grescoe, the award-winning author of eight non-fiction books (among them the best-selling Bottomfeeder, Shanghai Grand, Straphanger, and The Devil’s Picnic), has been a professional, full-time freelance journalist and author in Canada for the last twenty-five years. His works of book-length reportage and creative non-fiction, which have been published in Toronto, New York, and London and translated into half a dozen languages, have received international critical acclaim. His magazine features have won Western and National Magazine Awards in Canada (in the categories of arts, travel, editorial courage and innovation) and national prizes in the United States (Lowell Thomas Awards). His books have won major awards internationally and in Canada (the Mavis Gallant Prize, the Edna Staebler Prize, the Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction) and been finalists for prestigious non-fiction prizes (the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing). His features have appeared in The Walrus, Saturday Night, The Globe and Mail, L’actualité, Canadian Geographic, Maclean’s, The National Post and The Ottawa Citizen, and been published around the world in The New Yorker, Gourmet, Travel + Leisure, The Guardian, The New York Times (travel section, magazine, op-ed pages), The Atlantic, Afar, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, The Smithsonian, National Geographic, and The Times of London (among many others). He also has a large following on social media, and is a popular public speaker on the theme of sustainable transportation. Born in Toronto, raised in Vancouver and Calgary, he now lives in Montreal with his wife Erin and their two young sons, Desmond and Victor.