Born in New York, United States of America, John Krich is a novelist, travel writer, columnist, critic, feature writer and a journalist. He is the author of nine books including the PEN/Hemingway Award winning novel on the private life of Fidel Castro, A Totally Free Man: An Unauthorized Autobiography of Fidel Castro and the groundbreaking anti-travelogue on backpacking through Asia, Music In Every Room: Around the World In A Bad Mood as well as Won Ton Lust, a search for the world's best Chinese restaurant. He was the main feature writer on the arts and food critic for the Asian Wall Street Journal for six years based in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. His travel writing and journalism has been featured in Time Asia, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, San Francisco Examiner and many others. His most recent books include A Fork In Asia’s Road, an anthology of food writings, and Johor:Latitude One, a photo-text collaboration sponsored by Johor's royal family. He has written on many arts related topics, from visual arts and private museums in China and Malaysia, to music in Brazil, Japan and India, to film festivals and heritage preservation and book reviewing.
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