Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 books, including A World Without Fish for young readers and Milk, Salt, and Cod for adults. He has received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Bon Appetit's Food Writer of the Year Award, the James Beard Award, and the Glenfiddich Award.
Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate and the host of the podcast Amicus. She writes Supreme Court Dispatches and has covered the Microsoft trial and other legal issues for Slate. Before joining Slate as a freelancer in 1999, she worked for a family law firm in Reno, Nevada. Her work has appeared in the New Republic, Elle, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Washington Post. She is co-author of Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World, a legal humor book. She is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School.