Taras Grescoe is the author of seven non-fiction books, including Sacré BluesThe End of ElsewhereThe Devil’s PicnicBottomfeederStraphanger, and Shanghai GrandBottomfeeder won the Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction, and was a finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. He has contributed to the New York TimesThe GuardianThe New YorkerGourmet, and The Wall Street Journal. His books have been translated into half a dozen languages. He lives in Montreal.