Arno Kopecky is an environmental journalist and author based in Vancouver. His dispatches have covered four continents and appeared in publications ranging from The Walrus and Foreign Policy to The Globe and Mail and Reader’s Digest.

His first book, The Devil’s Curve, a literary travelogue based on his year-long journey through Peru and Colombia, made Amazon’s top-100 list for 2012. Read a review, or an excerpt.

His second book, The Oil Man And The Sea, chronicles Kopecky's sailing expedition into British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, a legendary wilderness with the knife of Big Oil at its throat. Winner of the 2014 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction, Oil Man has been shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General's Award (winner to be announced on November 18). It was also a finalist for the Hubert Evans Nonfiction Prize, the Lane Anderson Award for Science Writing, and the Banff Mountain Book Competition for Adventure Travel. Read a review or an excerpt.