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 stories and essays have appeared in Harper’s, Aeon, Lapham’s Quarterly, 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 is a contributing writer for The Rotarian and a contributing editor for Poets & Writers. He speaks Swahili, Italian and a few other languages less well and lives in Minneapolis where he edits the Lester Literary Update, as well as his own newsletter, Strange Loops.

Selected stories:

A Mind Dismembered: In Search of the Magical Penis Thieves
The Fall of the Creative Class
Five Hundred and One Pounds (Original Title)
Runner, Interrupted
The Secret Lives of Stories
Teaching a Stone to Fly
Branding Guyana
How to Use a Squat Toilet
Test Day

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