Rowan Jacobsen writes for Harpers, Outside, Mother Jones, Orion, Vice, Lucky Peach, and other magazines, and is a regular presence in the Best Food Writing and Best American Science & Nature Writing collections. He has written about everything from the business of venom extraction to the collapse of the salmon economy in a Yupik Eskimo village. He is the recipient of an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship to write about endangered cultures on the borderlands between India, Myanmar, and China, and a McGraw Center for Business Journalism fellowship to explore the disruptive potential of high-tech proteins. He is also the author of six books, including Fruitless Fall, American Terroir, and Apples of Uncommon Character. He has received James Beard Awards for his book A Geography of Oysters and his Eating Well piece, "Or Not to Bee."