Frank Bures is the author of The Geography of Madness, which Newsweek called one of the best travel books of the decade, and editor of Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology. His work has appeared in Harper’s, The Washington Post Magazine, Outside, Bicycling and other places. They have also been included in the Best American Travel Writing and selected as “Notable” picks for the Best American Sports Writing and the Best American Essays. He speaks Swahili, Italian and a few other languages less well and lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughtersr.


A Mind Dismembered: In Search of the Magical Penis Thieves (Harper’s)
The Fall of the Creative Class (Thirty Two/Belt)
Five Hundred and One Pounds (Original Title) (Bicycling)
Runner, Interrupted (Runner’s World)
The Secret Lives of Stories (Poets & Writers)
Teaching a Stone to Fly (Minnesota Monthly)
Branding Guyana (Nowhere)
How to Use a Squat Toilet (World Hum)
Test Day (World Hum)

He is available to speak on a variety of topics. Please see this page for more information.