Mark Kurlansky

American journalist and writer

Mark Kurlansky (born December 7, 1948 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American journalist and writer of general interest non-fiction. He is especially known for titles on eclectic topics, such as cod or salt.

Mark Kurlansky (2013)


  • In spite of muzzling the press, imprisoning thousands, and engaging in torture, kidnapping and murder, the Socialist government was still vulnerable to the accusation of being "soft on Basques."
    • The Basque History of the World (1999).
  • Without the music to shout over, few people bothered saying anything." (Remarking on a power cut while in a bar in the Dominican Republic)
    • A Continent of Islands" (1992).

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