Frank Bures is the author of The Geography of Madness, which Newsweek called one of the best travel books of the decade, editor of Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology. He has written more than 200 articles for Rotary Magazine, including more than a decade of "Culture" columns, which are collected in The Shape of the World: Essays on Travel, Culture and Belief from Rotary Magazine.
His work has appeared in Harper's, the Washington Post Magazine, Outside, Bicycling and other places. His stories have also been included in the Best American Travel Writing twice, and selected as "Notable" stories for the Best American Sports Writing, Essays and Travel Writing seventeen times.
He speaks Swahili, Italian and a few other languages less well and lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters.